JAW SURGERY Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur
Jaw surgery, as the name suggests, means performing surgery in your jaws. Surgeons perform jaw surgery to correct the facial imbalances, irregularities present in the jaw bone, and breakdown of the teeth. Surgeons perform jaw surgery only after the individual has crossed their growth phase.
What is jaw surgery?
Jaw surgeries are popularly known as orthognathic surgeries. At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, surgeons perform jaw surgeries when the jaws are misaligned and require realignment. Along with the jaw, the surgeon also performs his surgery on the teeth and chin. These corrections can enhance the appearance of the person and also help the part retain its functionality.
- Maxillary Osteotomy - When you undergo jaw surgery for your maxilla, the surgeon performs the surgery on the upper jaws of the patient.
You can go for maxillary osteotomy if you are facing one of the following:
- your upper jaw is jutting out or receding to a great extent.
- In cases of open bite. This condition occurs when your back teeth don't touch each other when you close your mouth.
- In cases of crossbite. This condition occurs when your lower teeth are placed outside your upper teeth when you close your mouth.
- In cases of midfacial hyperplasia. This condition occurs when the middle portion of your face grows less.
- Mandibular osteotomy - When you go for a mandible surgery, the doctor performs the surgery on the lower jaws of the patient.
- - A doctor does this surgery when your lower jaw is either pushed back or jutting out to a large extent.
- Bi-maxillary osteotomy -
When both of your jaws are affected, the doctor does the surgery on both of them. This surgical procedure is called a bi-maxillary osteotomy.
- Genioplasty -
A doctor performs this surgery when the patient has a receding chin. Doctors perform this surgery sometimes along with mandibular osteotomy.
- TMJ surgery -
If most of the surgeries fail, then doctors recommend going for TMJ surgery. There are three types of TMJ surgery that are, Arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, and open joint surgery.
When to see a doctor for jaw surgery?
Usually, people undergo jaw surgery if they are conscious of their appearance. People also go for jaw surgery if they face trouble chewing, eating, and moving their jaws and teeth.
You can see a doctor for jaw surgery if you face the following issues:
- Your lips don't close
- Your facial features are asymmetrical. This condition includes having crossbites, overbites, underbites, and small chins.
- If you are continuously feeling breathing issues at night because of the deformities.
- If you are facing issues swallowing your food, then you should go for jaw surgery. Before that, you would need to book a consultation with your doctor.
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How to prepare for jaw surgery?
- One needs to visit an orthodontist before jaw surgery. You will get braces fit for a year or some more months after that to align your teeth and prepare you for jaw surgery.
- Your maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist will take X-rays and pictures of your teeth and jaws to devise your treatment plan. The deformation might also need a reframing of the teeth.
- You will be given general anesthesia before the surgery begins.
- You will also be kept in the hospital after jaw surgery for a minimum of two days.
What are the complications one can face during and after jaw surgery?
The complications linked with jaw surgery are as follows:
- Heavy loss of blood
- An infection
- A jaw fracture
- Feeling a jaw joint pain
- The jaw portions might be lost
- A person might need to do root canaling after the surgery
- There might be issues with the fit of the bite
- Swelling and pain in the surgery area
- Problem faced while eating
Jaw surgeries are safe, yet your surgeon will guide you regarding any risks and complications associated with jaw surgery. You should consider jaw surgery if you have the above problems and get it settled. You will be surprised by the new person you meet after jaw surgery!
Patients do not feel any pain during the jaw surgery as their senses get numbed by general anesthesia. After the jaw surgery is over, patients usually experience swelling and pain at the point of surgery for a few days.
Usually, a jaw surgery focused on one jaw takes one to two hours to complete. If multiple surgeries are happening, the surgery time can last from three to five hours.
Your surgeon will wire your jaws after jaw surgery to ensure the bones get adequate time to heal. This wiring will stay for six to eight weeks. During this time, eating and chewing can become difficult for the individual.