ADA Accessibility Information



Top Reasons for Receiving Jaw Surgery

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Evan
Top Reasons for Receiving Jaw SurgeryPeople who have irregularities in the jawbone, jaw alignment, and bite can receive jaw surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery. While the view of surgery can seem a daunting experience for the patient, in most cases, getting the surgery is worth the years of having a well-aligned jaw, visually appealing jawline, painless chewing, or even improved facial look.

Why do You Need Jaw Surgery

People will seek jaw surgery for a variety of reasons. Our oral surgeon may recommend the surgery if you have chronic headaches, bad bite or malocclusion, and pain when chewing. Patients with a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ, often have problems with teeth grinding at night. As a result, teeth grinding can cause chronic headaches that occur in the morning after waking up. Having jaw surgery can help reduce nighttime teeth grinding and alleviate morning headaches for good.

Similarly, if your upper and bottom jaws are out of alignment, you may have difficulties closing your mouth or chewing foods. You may also have problems with sleep disruptions and obstructive sleep apnea, or even TMJ. Jaw surgery serves to correct the alignment and bite and can help reduce adverse symptoms.

Temporomandibular joint problems can cause severe pain and discomfort, especially when chewing and biting. Surgery can help adjust the jaws' alignments and reduce the levels of discomfort and pain.

Other reasons you should have jaw surgery include improved facial appearance primarily due to underbite or overbite and reduced wear and breakdown of teeth because of poor jaw alignment. Depending on your specific dental problem, our oral & maxillofacial surgery team will evaluate your situation and come up with a treatment plan that serves to address the issues you have. Visit our dental today for a thorough examination of your jaw and bite, if you are experiencing pain when chewing or biting or if you have sleep apnea problems and teeth grinding.
Copyright © 2020-2022 Dallas Oral Surgery Associates and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
About | Plano, TX | Dallas Oral Surgery Associates
If you need a tooth replacement or tooth extraction, Dallas Oral Surgery Associates has the best oral surgeons and expertise to give you the smile of your dreams.
Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, 5824 West Plano Parkway, Suite 101 & 102, Plano, TX 75093 | 972-733-0414 | | 12/3/2022 | Page Keywords: oral surgeon Plano TX |