Jaw Surgery - San Angelo & Brownwood, TX
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Dont Suffer From Jaw Pain Any Longer
Living with serious jaw problems can significantly affect your daily life. Tasks like eating and speaking become painful and challenging. Symptoms such as jaw pain, sore facial muscles, and headaches may persist. Moreover, an unbalanced facial appearance, protruding jaw, or recessed chin can negatively impact self-confidence and attractiveness. Fortunately, at Angelo Oral Surgery and Dental Implants in San Angelo and Brownwood, we offer corrective jaw surgery as a potential solution to both functional and cosmetic issues associated with your jaw. If your jaw pain hinders your comfort, functionality, and confidence, contact our oral surgery team today for a consultation.
When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?
Sometimes, a patient may need to see an oral surgeon for jaw surgery to treat their TMJ and TMD symptoms. This type of surgery is usually done when the patient has failed to respond to more conservative treatments such as splint therapy, mouth guards, or bite correction. Surgery may also be required if the pain and discomfort are severe enough that they impede the patient’s ability to speak, chew or open their mouth comfortably. Jaw surgery can help reduce chronic pain caused by malocclusion, trauma, or arthritis and restore normal jaw function.
Relief from Chronic Jaw Pain
If you suffer from chronic jaw pain due to an abnormality in the alignment of your teeth or jaws, corrective jaw surgery may be able to give you some much-needed relief. During the procedure, Drs. Ryan and Tony Montgomery utilize plates and screws to adjust the position of your teeth and jaws until they are properly aligned. Jaw Surgery can also help with:
- Aligning your jaw and proper bite closure
- Resolve facial imbalance
- Minimize wear and tear on teeth
- Reduce or completely resolve sleep apnea problems
What Causes A Crooked Jaw?
In many instances, a crooked or misaligned jaw results from genetics. As these bones grow and begin moving into place, the jaw joints can settle out of alignment resulting in an uneven jaw positioning (malocclusion). In more extreme cases, traumatic facial injuries sustained from severe impact can cause the jawbone to shift and become misaligned. In this case, surgical orthodontics is required to repair the issue.
What To Expect After Jaw Surgery
The benefits of undergoing such a significant procedure vary depending on the treated condition but are generally worthwhile for those who suffer from any of the above issues. Those who have undergone surgery have expressed the following:
- Improved quality of life by enabling proper speech without discomfort or slurring words
- Enhanced eating comfort without the need to adjust the jaw with every bite
- Improved breathing capabilities with increased airflow through the mouth and nose
- Boosted confidence due to a more even facial profile and relief from painful symptoms