Ascot Central, Neil Luyk - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
A comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery (surgery of the mouth, face and jaws) service is available. All aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery is provided. The service includes comprehensive management of dento-alveolar problems such as impacted wisdom teeth, oral medicine problems such as oral ulceration, temporomandibular joint problems including diagnosis and management of facial pain, facial reconstructive surgery including corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), dental reconstructive surgery with dental implants. I am a Southern Cross Affliated Provider.
We have recently added to our surgical armamentarium with the purchase of two new medical lasers and can now offer oral hard and soft tissue laser surgery with significantly less post-operative pain and swelling following surgery.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
|Mon – Fri||7:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Most patients are referred by their doctor or dentist but it is not a necessity.
Procedures / Treatments
Impacted Tooth Extraction
An impacted tooth is one which has not grown through the gum correctly or is only part way through.… More
Dental implants are a very successful way of replacing one or more missing teeth.… More
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ syndrome)
Most patients with TMJ syndrome (facial pain affecting the jaw joints and muscles of the jaw) do not require surgery. Most patients either have a mainly muscular component often secondary to clenching and/or grinding of the teeth or a disk problem. Those patients with a muscular problem usually respond to… More
Salivary Gland Problems
Most salivary gland problems are caused blockage with a salivary stone in the duct or by infection. These can usually be detected and removed. Occasionally however, the submandibular gland has to be removed in which case an incision is made just below the jaw bone and the submandibular gland removed. More
Neil Luyk is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for procedures under the Oral/maxillofacial surgery (Mouth/teeth/gum/jaw surgery) service category. These include :
- Cone beam CT
- Extraction of teeth
- Oral biopsies
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Just a short stroll away from Ascot Central is Quatro Cafe which will provide your family or friends with a nice place to have coffee and a bite to eat. Quatro welcome your friends and family to sit and enjoy their cafe while they wait for their loved ones.
Located just off the motorway, near the Green Lane roundabout, Oral Surgery Associates can be found on the first floor of Ascot Central, 7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive, Remuera. Ascot Central can be found opposite Ascot Hospital on the corner with Ellerslie Racecourse Drive. A sign for Fertility Associates is displayed prominently on the side of the building.
There is ample parking conveniently located adjacent to the building, straight through the roundabout. Please bring your ticket with you to Oral Surgery Associates, we will validate your ticket, which will give you free parking for the duration of your visit.
Ascot Central is located adjacent to the Ibis and Novotel Hotels, should you require accommodation.
Within Ascot Hospital, a short walk from us - you will find Ascot Pharmacy who will be happy to cater to your prescription needs.
Galileos X-Ray Machine
Oral Surgery Associates is the first dental practice in Auckland to have the Sirona, Galileos, 3D, Cone Beam Xray machine. Galileos sets new standards by using much less radiation than conventional CT xrays. This machine has the ability to produce a 3 dimensional picture of the patient's teeth and jaws, which benefits patients as the oral surgeon is able to see and diagnose conditions more accurately and before they become a real problem.
What is a 3D X-Ray?
As the name implies, 3D dental xrays now allow your oral surgeon to get a three dimensional picture of your teeth & jaws. This is done using a new technique called coned beam volumetric tomography.
This latest technology allows hundreds of low dose xrays to be taken from all around the patient's head. Sophisticated software then turns this into a 3D image that your oral surgeon can then use to get a good look at what is going on inside your jaws and teeth. This reveals hidden problems or shows details that are not easily seen in older types of XRays.
Is it a "CAT" Scan?
While similar in principle, the Cone Beam system from Sirona that your dentist has invested in uses about 150 times less radiation than a Medical CT or 'CAT' scan. It is around the same as a traditional film based dental xray, less in some cases. Or to put it another way about the same amount that you would get sitting in an airplane for around 30 minutes.
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This page was last updated at 9:52AM on July 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Ascot Central, Neil Luyk - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.