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What Is Orthognathic Surgery and Why You Might Need It

Posted on 8/27/2021 by San Tan Oral Surgery
What Is Orthognathic Surgery and Why You Might Need ItOrthognathic surgery refers to corrective jaw surgery. This surgery is done mainly to fix several jaw-related problems. These problems could affect your smile, how you chew food, and in some cases, your speech. There are situations where you might need orthognathic surgery. Some of them include cases where you have biting problems to minimize wear and tear of your teeth and relieving pain caused by TMJ.

Biting Problems

If you are having problems biting food, you could need orthognathic surgery. In most cases, biting problems are caused by jaw misalignment. You will find it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods because of the pain caused by chewing. This can have a negative impact on your overall health because you won't have a steady supply of nutrients. Therefore, if you are experiencing problems with your bite, you should consider coming to our offices for orthognathic surgery.

Minimizing Wear and Tear of Teeth

When you have misaligned teeth, your teeth could suffer significant damage. For instance, jaw misalignment could expose a certain section of your mouth to excessive pressure when chewing food. This causes teeth in this section to wear down. If this condition persists, your teeth could wear down and become weaker. Getting an orthognathic surgery will help fix this problem as the pressure of chewing food will be evenly distributed. Any underbites and overbites will also be treated.

Relieving Pain Caused by TMJ

You might need orthognathic surgery if you are experiencing pain caused by TMJ disorder. TMJ is a joint that connects your jawbone to your teeth. This joint plays an important role in your mouth, and any damage it sustains affects your teeth. One of the symptoms of TMJ disorder is severe jaw pain that can be very uncomfortable. To help relieve this pain, we will diagnose your condition and perform an orthognathic surgery when needed. This will help restore your oral health. Visit our offices for more information on the importance of orthognathic surgery.
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