Oral Medicine

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This specialist department provides diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and pain in the lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw.

There are two branches to the Oral Medicine clinic. These are Facial Pain and Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), and Oral Medicine – Mucosal.

Facial Pain and TMD

Clinical criteria:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)
  • Oral dysaesthesias, including burning mouth syndrome
  • Suspected neuralgia

Prerequisite for referral:

Oral Medicine – Mucosal

Clinical criteria:

Those with oral mucosal disorders including

  • white patches
  • recurrent oral ulceration
  • non-healing ulcers
  • pigmented lesions
  • Xerostomia

Prerequisite for referral:

Emergency Care in Oral Medicine:

For conditions requiring immediate management, such as suspected malignancy, contact the clinic directly on (03) 9341 1120 to coordinate care and ascertain the ability of the clinic to provide care on the day