Practitioner Referral Forms

Surgery at Ormiston Hospital

Ormiston Hospital is a purpose-built private surgical hospital situated at Botany Junction in Manukau. It opened in June 2009 and has 6 operating theatres and a ward for overnight stay if required.

Street Address: 125 Ormiston Road, Botany Junction, Manukau City, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 250 1157

Please note:

  • The time will be confirmed close to your date of surgery.
  • You may be required to arrive earlier on the day.
  • If you need to change your date of surgery please ensure that you contact us as soon as possible.

Please remember:

  • If you are having a general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation you must not have anything
  • to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to your surgery.
  • It is preferable not to smoke for at least 24 hours before your operation.
  • Take all your usual medication (unless otherwise instructed) with a small sip of water.
  • If you are diabetic and/or are taking blood-thinning medicines (e.g. warfarin, aspirin, persantin) you will need to discuss this with your surgeon or anaesthetist.
  • All herbal remedies, including St. Johns Wort, Arnica and Garlic, should be discontinued
  • 1 week prior to your surgery.

General Information About Your Operation

An oral surgery procedure including the removal of impacted or unerupted teeth is a more significant operation than simple extraction of teeth. You may notice some or all of the following changes after the procedure. These are common and do not necessarily indicate complications.

  • Your saliva will usually be tainted with blood for a short time following surgery.
  • Your face on the operated side may swell considerably. Some bruising may also develop.
  • There may be stiffness of the jaw muscles making it difficult to open your mouth, and eat normally.
  • A sore throat may develop.
  • Teeth adjacent to the operation may be tender to bite on for a short time.
  • If the corners of your mouth have been stretched, they may dry out and crack. The application of a cream or normal cosmetics to lips will make them more comfortable.
  • There may be a cavity where the tooth was removed. This should be kept as clean as possible with the mouth rinse prescribed or alternatively, with warm salt water mouth rinses. The cavity will fill in gradually.
  • Numbness or tingling of the lower lip and the tongue, from the local anaesthetic, can last overnight. This may interfere with speech and eating/drinking. In some cases these changes may last longer but can usually be expected to resolve with time. Avoid biting or burning the lip and tongue while they are numb.
Please contact us if you have any questions or are unsure about any of the information provided.
Phone: +64 9 369 5566,
Fax: +64 9 369 5570
Address: Ground Floor, Quay Park Health, 68 Beach Road,
Auckland Central
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