Facial trauma can occur during falls, accidents, injuries, or violence. The effects of this trauma can be both physical and emotional. Dr. Miller at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates offers several facial trauma procedures to help patients regain their smiles and their quality of life after experiencing facial trauma. If any of your… Continue reading 3 Procedures Used to Treat & Correct Facial Trauma
Maxillofacial trauma is devastating, both physically and emotionally. Once the injuries you’ve sustained are stabilized, finding a reputable and skilled oral surgeon to perform the needed corrective and restorative surgeries is essential for having the best outcome possible. What is maxillofacial trauma? “Maxillofacial trauma” is used to describe injuries to the face, mouth, and jaw.… Continue reading Why You Need An Experienced Oral Surgeon to Treat Your Maxillofacial Trauma
By addressing various deficits or issues with the jaw, corrective jaw surgery can have dramatic effects on the appearance and function of a patient’s smile. It can be a valuable tool as a stand-alone procedure, or your oral surgeon may collaborate with an orthodontist as part of an overarching treatment plan. A patient’s suitability for… Continue reading Do I have to be a certain age for corrective jaw surgery?
Misaligned jaws can cause a number of problems. This issue can negatively affect your ability to chew and speak properly and it can also increase your risk of damage to the teeth or the soft tissues of the mouth. Fortunately, corrective jaw surgery can be helpful in addressing this issue. Corrective jaw surgery might target… Continue reading What types of dental misalignments require corrective jaw surgery?
Jaw surgery can involve complex procedures that require a fair amount of time in healing. While the results of such surgery is worthwhile to correct defects in the jaw, it’s important for patients to know what to expect from the procedure and subsequent recovery. Your oral surgeon will work closely with you so that you… Continue reading How long until you can chew after jaw surgery?
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a collection of issues that can develop when one of the jaw’s many components malfunctions. TMD can cause a list of symptoms, the most noteworthy of which is significant discomfort in the jaw. It can be helpful to know the risk factors for TMD so that you can be proactive… Continue reading Who is most prone for TMD?
Have you been plagued by jaw pain that disrupts your daily routine and makes it difficult to do simple things like chew and speak? You don’t need to put up with such discomfort. Jaw surgery can put an end to your jaw pain. Patients who are experiencing significant jaw discomfort should consult with an oral… Continue reading Stop Suffering From Jaw Pain
For some patients, orthodontic treatment alone will be insufficient for achieving their smile goals. In such cases, jaw surgery is also needed to address issues with development of the upper and lower jaws in order to completely enhance patients’ smiles. When jaw surgery is incorporated into the orthodontic treatment timeline, it will extend the amount… Continue reading How long will I have to wear braces before jaw surgery?
When we think of our oral health, we might not think about our jawbones as frequently as we think of our teeth. Our jawbones play a vital role in oral function and they serve as the support system for all the tissues in the oral cavity, including teeth and gums. Orthognathic (jaw) surgery can address… Continue reading What issues can jaw surgery correct?
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… Continue reading Will I be comfortable during my jaw surgery?