Auckland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service
Public Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The Maxillofacial service has resumed their normal acute and elective operating.
The Maxillofacial service is a regional service based at Middlemore Hospital and provides services to the wider Auckland region.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat impacted teeth, cancer patients requiring dental implants, jaw joint problems, salivary gland disease, dental infections, facial deformity and abnormal bite, oral cancer, other tumours and cysts of the jaws and facial trauma following accidents.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Procedures / Treatments
Impacted Tooth Extraction
An incision (cut) is made in your gum and access to the impacted tooth cleared by pushing aside gum tissue and, if necessary, removing some bone.… More
Gum tissue at the site of the implant is opened up to expose the bone.… More
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.… More
Salivary Gland Surgery
Superficial Parotidectomy: an incision is made in front of the ear and runs down beneath the ear lobe.… More
Dental infections are common and usually minor. They can however, spread to the cheek, throat and neck.… More
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition when people stop breathing while asleep. More
Facial Deformity and Abnormal Bite
Orthognathic surgery involves correcting the position of the jaws to improve facial appearance and the bite.… More
Benign Tumours and Cysts
Benign tumours and cysts of the mouth, jaws and related structures are usually treated by surgery. More
Cancer of the mouth, jaws and related structures is managed through a multidisciplinary clinic and may involve surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. More
Surgical management of fractures of the jaws, cheekbones, and eye-sockets is undertaken at Middlemore and Auckland City Hospitals. More
Please note that there are parking charges at Middlemore Hospital.
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This page was last updated at 11:11AM on March 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service.