jaw surgery

Will I be comfortable during my jaw surgery?

When our jaws are broken or misaligned, our health and quality of life suffers. Jaw surgery can be corrective or reconstructive in nature and sometimes, the temporomandibular joints require treatment as well. Our oral surgeons utilize medications to increase comfort during treatment. Sometimes local anesthetics and oral sedatives are enough to maintain comfort. Those receiving [...]

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How Jaw Surgery Can Improve Oral Function

When your jaws are not properly aligned, your smile is not functioning as efficiently as it could for actions like chewing and speaking. In such cases, jaw surgery can help to improve these oral functions in patients. Jaw surgery can be used to correct a number of different malocclusions (“bad bites”), including open bites, crossbites, [...]

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on How Jaw Surgery Can Improve Oral Function

What is the Recommended Diet After Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery can be a valuable tool for improving the appearance and function of a patient’s smile, but it does require a certain amount of planning in order to have a smooth recovery period. One aspect of preparation on the patient’s part involves dietary changes that patients must adopt while healing from the surgery. [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on What is the Recommended Diet After Jaw Surgery?

Preventing Facial Injuries on the Field and on the Court

Playing contact sports puts athletes at risk for serious facial injuries that could require jaw surgery or some other intricate procedure or treatment to address. Even weekend warriors are susceptible to this type of facial trauma, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from such injuries. A custom-designed mouthguard will go a long [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on Preventing Facial Injuries on the Field and on the Court

Follow These Tips to Help Prevent Jaw Injuries

Like other oral health structures, your jaws are precious. The jawbones hold the roots of teeth in place, protecting them, while also contributing to all oral function by connecting the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) to the skull. A jaw injury can seriously disrupt oral function and one’s quality of life - especially if jaw surgery is [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on Follow These Tips to Help Prevent Jaw Injuries

3 Reasons to Have Corrective Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery is a common procedure performed by an oral surgeon. This type of treatment is corrective in nature and can address alignment issues with the lower mandible and the way it connects to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) along with developmental abnormalities that have caused one jaw to outgrow the other. An oral and maxillofacial [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Have Corrective Jaw Surgery

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery may seem like a fancy procedure, but it’s really just corrective jaw surgery. An oral surgeon might perform orthognathic surgery to correct a cross bite, underbite or open bite, as well as other issues that prevent the jaws from fitting together properly. Patients may choose orthognathic surgery to improve the appearance or functioning [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on What is orthognathic surgery?

What is bruxism and why does it occur?

Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind their teeth, often without even being aware of it. It often occurs during sleep, and the patient may only realize a problem is present when a sleeping partner alerts them to the fact. This issue can be caused by a number of factors, including stress or misaligned [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on What is bruxism and why does it occur?

Can TMJ Disorder Cause Frequent Headaches?

TMJ disorder is a common affliction that can result in debilitating symptoms and severely impacted oral function. A common side effect of TMJ disorder is frequent headaches. This is often caused by tension along the orofacial region and neck. When conservative treatment options such as restorative dentistry and orthodontics do not alleviate the symptoms of [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on Can TMJ Disorder Cause Frequent Headaches?

Is chewing gum bad for your jaw?

Chewing gum can help people calm their nerves or prevent them from overeating or smoking, but a zealous habit of gum chewing may actually put your oral health at risk. Patients who have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or those who are predisposed to other jaw problems may develop discomfort or other issues like clicking [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on Is chewing gum bad for your jaw?