Problems in the jaw structure can cause both aesthetic and functional problems. Thanks to the jaw surgery methods applied today, both aesthetic and functional defects can be eliminated.


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What is Jaw Surgery?

It is a treatment method applied to treat chewing and speech problems as well as aesthetic appearance in patients with jaw structure disorders. Maxillofacial surgery specialists and orthodontists work together in the treatment process.

The lower jaw or upper jaw being ahead or behind normal, asymmetries in the placement of the upper and lower jaw and similar conditions can be treated with maxillofacial surgery. Conditions that fall within the field of maxillofacial surgery and can be treated with maxillofacial surgery applications are as follows:

  • Extraction of impacted or complicated teeth,
  • Lesions of dental origin within the bones,
  • Cleft lip and palate,
  • Implant applications for lost teeth,
  • Cysts occurring in the jaw are also tumor formations,
  • Healing of soft and hard tissues before prosthesis,
    Fractures of the face and jaw,
  • Salivary gland disorders,
  • Aesthetic or functional deformities in the mouth, face or jaw area,
  • Bone necrosis in the jaw due to cancer treatment.

X-rays or tomography are taken to detect problems and then the necessary treatment process is planned according to the patient's condition.

How is Jaw Surgery Performed?

In cases such as irregular teeth or bite defects, orthodontic treatment is applied before the surgical procedure. While the braces treatment applied in this process ensures that the teeth become smoother, it also ensures that the jaw is ready for the surgical procedure. The jaw surgery process is then planned by physicians and plastic surgeons. Unlike other oral and dental health treatments, jaw surgery is performed under general anesthesia and therefore patients do not feel pain or soreness.

Since the tooth and bone structures have not yet taken their final shape in children between the ages of 11-15, the problems that arise can be solved with orthodontic treatment. However, jaw surgery may be required for problems that occur after the age of 18.

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