Wisdom teeth removal – what to expect

Impacted wisdom teeth can be one of the most painful things a person can endure. If you’re having pains, the bad news is they’re probably only going to get worse. The good news is we offer wisdom teeth removal surgery. Most people have four Wisdom teeth, and they don’t come through until usually the late teens. If they become impacted then the pain is only the first sign of trouble… Wisdom teeth removal is the best answer to this problem, as they will m

How Dental Implants changed my life

Dental Implants are a way to give people their life back. If someone looses their teeth, either through natural reasons or in an accident, dental implants can help regain their former life. Whether it's the confidence to smile again, or just to eat normally, dental implants may be the answer to your problem. Dr. Lance West is Auckland's foremost Maxillofacial surgeon, specialising in dental implants and reconstructive jaw surgery. With over 30 years exper...

Maxilliofacial surgeons – what we do.

Since the early 20th Century, Maxilliofacial surgeons is the name given to people who specifically treats facial trauma, particularly around the jaw and mouth. Pioneers in trauma and reconstructive surgery, the Maxilliofacial surgeons have a long and lustrous history. From the American Civil War to Modern Day Syria, we guarantee Maxilliofacial surgeons will have been at the forefront of facial trauma. With their duel background in both dentistry and med

Jaw surgery explained

Jaw surgery (also called orthognathic surgery) is the surgical correction of the shape, size or position of the lower jaws, both upper and lower. If a person has a serious problem with their jaws that regular orthodontics can’t fix, then corrective jaw surgery can help. Some of the more serious problems that may require corrective jaw surgery may include: Mandibular retrognothia (lower jaw too short) – This results in the lower teeth being too far behin...

Dr Lance West is New Zealand’s foremost oral surgeon.

For the previous 100 years or so, an oral surgeon is the name given to someone who specifically treats facial trauma, especially around the jaw and mouth area. Pioneers in trauma and reconstructive surgery, the term oral surgeon has a long and lustrous history. From the American Civil War to Modern Day Iraq, we guarantee an Oral Surgeon will have been at the forefront of facial trauma. With their duel background in both dentistry and medicine, as well as

A Maxillofacial Surgeon takes up where a dentist stops.

A Maxillofacial Surgeon is more than just a normal dentist. The clue is in the name! This is proper surgery, and is only used when regular orthodontics have reached their limit.  A Maxillofacial Surgeon  specialises in serious problems around the mouth, jaw and neck. They differ from orthodontic surgeons because regular orthodontists only focus on the actual teeth of a patient. Because it is genuine surgery, rather than dental work, a Maxillofacial Surgeo...

How Jaw surgery can help you

So what is jaw surgery? Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, in laymans terms is chaning the sape of your jaw. It is the surgical correction of the position, shape or size of the upper and/or lower mandibles. If a person has a serious problem with their mouth that regular orthodontics can’t fix, then jaw surgery can help. Some of the more serious problems that may require jaw surgery can include: Mandibular retrognothia (lower jaw too short

Looking for an oral surgeon in Auckland?

If you’re online looking for an oral surgeon in Auckland, then your search is over. With three decades of specialised expertise under him, Dr Lance West is the man who can help. No matter what type of reconstructive jaw surgery you may require. With a history in correcting jaw deformity, creating and fixing dental implants, bone grafting and TMJ disorders, he is one of the most respected and sought after oral surgeons in Auckland. From shattered facial ...

Dental implants

Dental implants are just one of the procedures Dr Lance West has been performing for years. Dental implants are a life-changing procedure for most people, giving them not only new teeth, but a new lease of life along with it. What are Dental implants? Dental implants are basically fake teeth, but they’re not dentures. Dentures can be taken in and out, whereas dental implants are permanent. Why would I need them? Dental implants are used to replace a lo

Wisdom Teeth Removal – the procedure

Wisdom teeth are the last of our teeth to come through, usually in our late teens or early twenties. There’s a space at the back of our jaw for them when they finally decide to show up, but sometimes they get stuck. This is called Impacted Wisdom Teeth, and it can be extraordinarily painful. In many cases surgery is needed to remove these impacted wisdom teeth, and that’s when you should call Lance West. What happens next? If you come to us to for wi