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Jaw Related Problems

The most common procedure in oral surgery is the extraction of third molars, and the placement of implants, but there is much more to the field of oral surgery.

What about jaw related problems?

In this article we will mention a few.

Unequal jaw growth
In some people, the upper and lower jaws don’t grow properly. This may cause difficulty speaking, eating, swallowing, and even breathing. While some cases can be corrected with braces and other orthodontic appliances, more serious problems require oral surgery to move the upper and or lower jaw into a new position.

Improve fit of dentures
To ensure a better fit, oral surgery is done to correct any irregularities of the jaw, especially for first timers. In long-term denture wearers, oral surgery can help deteriorated bones, the result of dentures that no longer fit properly. In severe cases, an oral surgeon can add a bone graft to areas where little bone remains.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
TMJ is a small joint where the lower jaw and the skull meet, this is in front of the ear. It is a common source of headaches and facial pain. Most cases can be treated with physical therapy, splints and medication. However, when the diagnosis indicates a specific problem of the joint, an oral surgeon may perform joint surgery.

By: Prisma Dental

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Jaw Related Problems
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