Auckland DHB - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
Arthrocentesis (wash out of the jaw joint).
Arthroplasty (Open Surgery): an incision is made in front of the ear, giving the surgeon access to reconstruct the joint by e.g. smoothing joint surfaces, repairing discs or removing diseased tissue. If a joint replacement is necessary, a second incision under the angle of the jaw may be required.