Need Orthognathic Surgery?
Another name for orthognathic surgery is known as corrective jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery is any surgical procedure used to correct several dental and facial skeletal issues. At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we specialize in Orthognathic Surgery. We can help repair your dental or facial issues to regain proper functions in your mouth. Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to answer all questions you may have and give you all the Orthognathic Surgery benefits before deciding if it is the correct procedure for you.
Why Orthognathic Surgery is for You
When you have alignment issues or impaction with your teeth, you can be uncomfortable with your everyday life. You may have trouble sleeping at night, eating may be painful, and difficulty speaking could happen when you are in pain from your teeth. We suggest orthognathic surgery if you have tried other treatments and they have not worked for you. The surgery can help correct some different issues :
- Open bites
- Malocclusions like overbites and underbites
- Impacted teeth
- Chronic jaw pain, also known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
- You breathe through your mouth
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), when other sleep apnea treatments have failed
- Unbalanced facial features
- Congenital disabilities such as a cleft palate
- Facial trauma
- If you have had braces to straighten your teeth, but you are still experiencing issues with your jaw
With this in mind, orthognathic surgery can be a solution to your pain. Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to help you through the steps of scheduling your surgery and getting you on the road to recovery.
Performing Orthognathic Surgery
Before we begin orthognathic surgery, we conduct a comprehensive examination of your mouth to make sure you fit the requirements for the surgery. Aside from the visual exam, we will take images of your mouth to ensure we have all the information we need. Once we decide surgery is the best route for you, we start your treatment plan.
Before we begin, we administer a local anesthetic. Depending on the type of surgery and how you feel about your procedure, we will have a sedative option. Sedation will have you relax and remain comfortable during your procedure.
In general, these surgeries take about a few hours. It depends on how much work we need to do. However, you will not even know because you will be out of it, and it should feel like no time has passed at all.
Orthognathic Surgery Benefits You Should Know
- Relief of jaw pain
- Simple tasks, like eating and speaking, become easy again
- With your teeth and jaw properly aligned, your digestion is improved
- Your sleep is improved
- Improved appearance, better smile
The benefits you receive after having Orthognathic surgery will help you smile again. You should feel and look better than before.
Schedule Your Orthognathic Surgery Today
If you think Orthognathic surgery is a solution for you, reach out to Rockwall Oral Surgery at (469) 264-8921 to schedule your appointment. We do not want you living with dental or jaw issues any longer.