Northland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Service
Public Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The service provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery (surgery of the mouth, face and jaws), with the exception of dental implants.
Referrals are accepted from GPs, general dentists and medical and dental specialists (inpatient and outpatient referrals).
Clinics are held on Fridays afternoon, one day per month.
Please ring the hospital to get a schedule of upcoming clinic times.
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
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
Arthrocentesis: a needle and syringe are used to drain fluid from a joint in order to relieve swelling and pain or to collect a sample of fluid for laboratory analysis.… More
Salivary Gland Surgery
Submandibular gland surgery or excision: an incision is made just below the jaw bone and the submandibular gland removed. More
Excision of Jaw Cysts/Tumours
Excision of jaw cysts and tumours where surgical removal is the best option.… More
Treatment of Infections
Infections treated by the Oral & Maxillofacial Service include infections of the teeth and gums that have spread to adjacent bone or soft tissue, as well as infections of the salivary glands and sinuses.… More
Repair of Facial/Orbital Fractures
A fracture is a complete or partial break in a bone.… More
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure and growth. It is also used in the treatment of congenital conditions like cleft palate.… More
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 430 4100
2 Hospital Road
2 Hospital Road
Private Bag 9742
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This page was last updated at 8:43AM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Service.