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When Should You Consider Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?


Posted on 9/19/2022 by Kian Djawdan DMD
When Should You Consider Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?Do you have misaligned jaws or other complex dental problems? If yes, you may need to consider oral and maxillofacial surgery. The main objective of this procedure is to correct oral problems and improve the aesthetic of the facial and oral structure. So, when should you consider oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Cosmetic Changes


Some cosmetic problems, such as missing teeth, can lower your confidence. Imagine how frustrating it can be to smile in public with a broken or missing tooth? Luckily, oral and maxillofacial surgery can help to solve the issue by fixing an implant. Dental implant involves embedding a titanium implant into the jaw and attaching a crown. This provides a long-lasting solution for those who want to enhance their smile. Besides, oral, and maxillofacial surgery can help to correct birth defects that cause facial structural abnormalities.

Skeletal Problems


Fracture of facial structure can affect breathing, speaking, and eating. In severe cases, it can damage cranial nerves, thus, affecting the brain. Fractures in the jawbone can make breathing and chewing difficult, while fractures in orbit can cause issues with vision. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an effective way to correct these skeletal problems. Also, if you have a chronic temporomandibular joint disorder, visiting an oral surgeon can fix the issue.

Facial, Oral, or Neck Cancer


Oral and maxillofacial surgery can help to treat cancer. Whether you have jaw, neck, or face cancer, this procedure should be your first consideration. It involves surgery that removes tumors without interfering with the delicate nerves.

Fit For Dentures


Are you a first-time denture wearer? Then, you may need to consider oral and maxillofacial surgery. This procedure helps to correct the jaws' irregularities to ensure proper denture fit. For dentures to fit properly, you may need to have a good density of supporting bone. In a case where the bone deteriorates, the oral surgeon may perform bone grafting to ensure a better fit.

There are various reasons you may need oral and maxillofacial surgery. Whether it is a protruding jawbone, overbite, or gum diseases, an oral surgeon can help to fix the problem.
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