When you have issues with the balance of your smile, or if conditions that impact how you eat and chew develop, then you may need jaw surgery to stop abnormal growths and other complications. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons will explain when to seek this treatment, and how we restore and rebuild your smile. A more attractive, functional, and healthy smile is possible with our oral surgical procedures.
Common Reasons to Seek Treatment
If you have issues with the growth and development of your jaw that have impacted your esthetics and also altered how your bite fits together, then you could benefit from surgery to correct this issue. Injury and facial trauma that has damaged your jaw is also a reason to seek treatment. Others may see us if they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and need treatment for factors behind the onset of misalignment. Treatment could also help improve how you breathe at night to reduce the risk of sleep apnea and breathing issues. We always work alongside your general dentist and your orthodontist, as your treatment will likely continue with them following your oral surgical procedure.
Options to Ensure Your Comfort
We know that oral surgery can seem intimidating, especially for those with dental anxiety. However, we take your comfort into account. We not only carefully explain every facet of your procedure in detail, but we take time to answer your questions and address your concerns. We employ anesthesia to ensure you feel comfortable, and dental sedation can help you enter a calm and relaxed state with no memory of the procedure. Afterward, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions and prescribe medications to assist with the healing process.
We can perform surgery to repair fractures and damage, or to reshape the bone and correct issues with growth and development. We may extract teeth as part of the procedure too, or apply tissues taken from other parts of your jaw to help rebuild broken down portions of the smile. Afterward, your dentist or orthodontist may use braces and appliances to continue improvements to your smile. If you have any questions about how we approach orthognathic surgery, or if you think you may benefit from this procedure, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Jaw Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery could help restore the balance and symmetry of your bite. To learn more about our approach to oral surgery and treatment, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. Our team is ready to address serious issues with your smile, and to also help with tooth loss by providing implant placement.