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Auckland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service

Public Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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.

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