Skeletal misalignment of the jaw can contribute to various problems, ranging from chronic pain to difficulty chewing and swallowing. Even severe disorders such as TMJ and sleep apnea may be connected to jaw problems. Corrective surgery can provide lasting relief and is an intricate procedure our doctors offer at Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery.

What Types of Problems Does Corrective Jaw Surgery Fix?

Corrective surgery addresses any problems caused by a misaligned jaw. Often, these problems are congenital, but skeletal misalignment may also be caused by a traumatic accident.

The First Steps

The first step in your surgical journey is meeting with an orthodontist and an oral surgeon for a consultation. When you arrive at our practice, you will receive a warm welcome from our clinical care team, then be escorted to a room where your doctor can greet you and collect medical images. Your surgeon will then review potential treatment options, answer any questions, and clarify your choices for sedation and anesthesia.

The Surgery

For your surgery, you will be placed under anesthesia to ensure that you do not experience any physical discomfort. Corrective jaw surgery may involve cutting your jawbone or moving it into place. Through pre-surgical planning, we can maximize the odds of a safe, predictable procedure with optimal outcomes.

Recovery Phase

You will be discharged with complete instructions for recovery and aftercare. It is imperative to allow time for your body to rest and heal after surgery. Recovery from corrective jaw surgery may take 1-2 weeks to get back to normal daily activities. You can anticipate some swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with a multi-modal pain management plan.

You’re in Good Hands with Us

Jaw surgery may be the first step toward lasting relief and improved functionality. To schedule a consultation with Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, contact us at (828) 358-1583.