As we grow up, issues with the growth and development of our jaw and oral structures could mean major problems in adulthood. To correct these issues and restore health and balance to your smile, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons may suggest orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery.
When Should I Consider Surgery?
As we grow, complications could occur that impact the oral structures and the position of our jaws. Failure to develop properly in one or both jaws could impact how well we can eat or speak. The impacts could also lead to negative issues with the appearance of the face or jaw, or increase the risk of associated disorders like dental misalignment or even obstructive sleep apnea due to airway obstructions. To truly correct these issues, improving esthetics and your ability to eat and speak, you may need orthognathic surgery.
Preparing You for the Procedure
First, we will want to carefully examine your smile with digital scanning technology, including iCAT scanning systems. We will be able to create a diagnosis with accuracy and precision, and then plan your treatment down to the smallest detail. We will discuss what to expect. Before we start the procedure we will administer a numbing agent an could offer sedation or general anesthesia to ensure you remain relaxed, comfortable, and have no memory of your procedure.
Surgery and Recovery
Our team will likely work with dentists and orthodontist as we plan and approach the treatment. Our team of skilled facial and maxillofacial surgeons will correct the issues with your smile, while your orthodontist and dentists will then complete the fine corrections, such as misalignment and issues with the shape and position of each tooth. Some may need to wear braces to correct uneven teeth, and crowns or contouring could be used to improve overall balance. The result will be a better fitting bite, improved oral health, and for many positive changes to your facial structure and smile. These functional improves could also reduce the risk of major complications down the road, such as dental disease, infection, sleep disorders, and tooth loss. If you have any questions about jaw surgery, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation and diagnosis, then please contact our team today.
Do You Need Jaw Surgery?
Our team is ready to help correct your oral health issues with advanced technology and surgery, so you can smile with confidence and protect yourself from oral health complications. To learn more about our corrective procedures and jaw and facial surgeries, or about missing tooth replacement with implant dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.