Signs You May Need Corrective Jaw Surgery

For any health savvy individual, you already know the benefit of exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and keeping track of your levels of cholesterol. You also know that standing and sitting up straight will result in proper spinal alignment and promote superior back health. However, something you likely don’t think of often is your jaw alignment. In fact, you probably have never thought of it.

You may be surprised to learn that an improper bite that results from your jaw or teeth being misaligned can cause serious damage to your health not to mention your physical appearance. Some signs that you may benefit from jaw surgery are highlighted here.

  • A facial appearance that is unbalanced from the side or front.

  • Birth defects or facial injuries.

  • A receding chin.

  • A protruding jaw.

  • The inability to make your lips actually meet without straining.

  • Space that is between your lower and your upper teeth when your mouth is in the closed position this is referred to as an open bite.

  • Dry mouth that results from issues of chronic mouth breathing.

  • Excessive wear of your teeth.

  • Chronic Jaw pain.

  • A difficulty swallowing.

  • Inability to property bite or chew food.

If you are suffering from a jaw that is misaligned, it can be reassuring to know that a maxillofacial surgeon can provide you with the necessary jaw surgery to correct this issue. The first step for correction will be to visit the oral surgeon’s office and have x-rays taken so that the exact extent of the issue can be determined. When the initial visit is concluded, you will have been presented with the treatment options that are available for your specific problem.

The fact is that while a misaligned jaw may not seem like a huge issue, it can cause pain among a number of other health concerns. If you have any questions about the treatment procedure, you should contact Plainview Oral And Maxillofacial Associates, P.C. today. They will be able to answer the questions you have and begin the process to have the issue corrected in a manner that you choose with your oral surgeon.

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