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Signs That Show You Need Jaw Surgery

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Signs That Show You Need Jaw SurgeryWe perform jaw surgery in patients who need to correct their misaligned jaws. The end results of the surgery should let them bite, breath, and speak significantly more comfortably. Below, we will explain which are the common signs that may indicate that you need to undergo jaw surgery.

Frequent Jaw Pain

If you continuously experience frequent headaches and jaw pain, you probably require jaw surgery. Headaches, migraines, and jaw pain often indicate that you are suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TJD). TMJ causes pain and soreness in the jaw area and its surrounding muscles. Correcting the position of the jaw should cure the TMJ.

Biting Difficulties

Having difficulty to bite and chew is another indicator of requiring jaw surgery. The upper and lower jaw may at times develop at differing rates, leading to misaligned jaws. The misaligned jaws make it difficult for you to bite, chew, or swallow. A jaw surgery sorts out your biting problem by straightening your jaw.

Difficulty Sleeping and Breathing

Sleep apnea causes patients to have difficulties while sleeping and breathing, as it hinders your airflow by obstructing your breathing pass-ways. By aligning your jaw to an optimal position using jaw surgery, we can open the obstructed airways and let you sleep and breath without problems.

Facial Injury

If you had a facial injury that left you with an unbalanced appearance, jaw surgery may come in handy. The surgery can help to fix jaw fractures and other irregularities within your jawline. Besides, it can also help to close the gap between your top and bottom teeth when you close your mouth.

Jaw surgery can rectify your open bite. This makes you eat and breathe with ease and greatly improves your facial appearance. Stay alert and observant of these possible signs, and please make sure to schedule an appointment with us if you think that you or someone you know could benefit from jaw surgery.

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