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Times Where Jaw Reconstruction Surgery May Be the Best Option for Oral Health
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
There are times when problems with the jaw may require a little more than orthodontic treatment. From time to time, we see patients who need orthognathic surgery, also known simply as jaw surgery. But why would you need it? There are several reasons, the most common being a condition that requires corrective surgery as a result of abnormal jaw growth. Usually, these conditions are inherited. Other reasons for jaw reconstruction surgery may include facial injury or even severe arthritis of the temporomandibular joint. Why You May Need Orthognathic Surgery After you come in for a consultation with our skilled staff, we may indicate that you are a good candidate for orthognathic surgery if you are experiencing one of the following conditions: Difficulty with biting, chewing or swallowing your food, chronic jaw pain caused by either bilateral TMJ or unilateral pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder, facial imbalance caused by under bite, overbite, cross bite or a deficient chin. Jaw surgery may even be recommended as a treatment for sleep apnea. Jaw surgery can correct irregularities of the jaw bone and can be helpful in realigning the teeth and jaw which will improve your overall oral health and the way your jaw works. Not only can it correct irregularities, it can improve your facial appearance. Call Us Today If your jaw has stopped growing (usually after age 16) and you think that you may be a good candidate for jaw surgery, please call our office today to schedule an appointment so that we can assess your situation and help you decide if orthognathic surgery. It's a safe procedure and typically takes about 6 to 12 weeks to heal completely. We're looking forward to hearing from you and helping you obtain your optimal oral health! Please call us today and schedule your next cleaning and a consultation....
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All Posts:

Times Where Jaw Reconstruction Surgery May Be the Best Option for Oral Health
11/15/2018
How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
10/20/2018
Orofacial Pain Does Not Need to Rule Your Life
10/10/2018
How to Tell if You Have a Fractured Tooth
9/20/2018
How We Can Help with Reconstruction After an Accident That Injured Your Face
9/10/2018
Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: frontdesk@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015