Orthognathic surgery may be needed when upper and lower jaws do not meet correctly. The jaws, also referred to as the mid and lower face, may not be of the same size, parallel, symmetric or a combination of these problems.
Reconstructive facial surgery is combined with orthodontics to reposition the misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
Dental implants are titanium posts which are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. Oral Surgeons perform biopsies for suspicious lesions as well as the surgical removal of cancerous and non-cancerous lesions.
Removal of a Mucocele (a benign fluid-filled sack stemming from salivary glands)
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint.
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons including: clenching your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TMJ joint, misaligned bite or missing teeth. TMJ disorders can also be due to injury or disease.
Symptoms may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.