Oroantral fistula (OAF) closure and oroantral communication (OAC) closure are both manageable with surgical procedures performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Oroantral fistula is a relatively uncommon complication in oral surgery that may require further treatment. Fistulas less than 5mm (diameter) may close spontaneously while fistulas larger than 5mm require a surgical closure (local flap, distant flap or grafting). Oroantral fistula may develop if the oroantral communication is allowed to remain open and doesn’t epithelialise (become covered by epithelial tissue), resulting in the need to close both the oroantral fistula and oroantral communication.
Dr Andrew MacMillan is a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon providing oroantral fistula and oroantral communication closure in Brisbane and Toowoomba. Please contact us online or by phone — Brisbane (07 3221 8611) or Toowoomba (07 4639 1798) — to book a consultation.