What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Many people have never heard of orthognathic surgery before. If you are reading this and don’t know either, don’t fret! Without the proper knowledge, many people will shy away from the procedures they need to live healthier lives. We’re here to break down precisely what orthognathic surgery refers to and who may need it.
Orthognathic surgery is known to some as corrective jaw surgery. This type of surgery includes any surgical procedure to correct various types of dental and facial issues. Some of the specific procedures that fall under the umbrella of orthognathic surgery include wisdom tooth extraction to jaw surgery. Rockwall Oral Surgery specializes in orthognathic surgery and can repair oral health and jaw issues to restore the patient’s function of the mouth properly.
Do I need Orthognathic Surgery?
Individuals that are having issues with their jaw or tooth alignment may need orthognathic surgery. Many people who require this type of surgery will have oral pain and may have trouble sleeping or eating. Specific issues that may need this type of surgery include:
- Facial trauma
- Impacted Teeth
- Sleep Apnea
- Cleft Palate
What Does This Surgery Entail?
Before oral surgery, patients will undergo a thorough exam of the mouth. This step before surgery is vital to ensure that surgery is needed. Once the surgery is approved, we will create a treatment plan for the patient. On surgery day, the doctor will provide sedation to the patient to help them relax. The duration of surgery is dependent on what procedure an individual is undergoing.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
The benefits of going to an oral surgeon and undergoing orthognathic surgery are as follows:
- Reduced jaw pain
- Ability to eat
- Properly aligned jaw
- Improved sleep
Contact Dr. Pollock
Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery is more than happy to inform individuals about the process and benefits of having orthognathic surgery. The team of professionals at our office takes the utmost care of patients and ensures that they are privy to details regarding a recommended procedure. To book an appointment with Dr. Pollock, please give our office a call at (469) 264-8921 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to consulting your needs and helping to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.