Jaw surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery, is a procedure that is performed on the jaw of the mouth to address facial symmetry or poor bite alignment. For some patients, undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery is medically necessary, especially when it impacts the function of the jaw and causes other problems due to its presence. Dr. Leslie Sultan of Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers comprehensive full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery for new and returning patients in his practice who are in need of oral surgery procedures such as this.
When is jaw surgery required?
The idea of having jaw surgery can be scary for many of our patients who learn about this procedure. However, it is a routine treatment often done for patients with specific needs that cannot be addressed with other dental professionals. Visiting a provider that is experienced in offering full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery is the first step in finding out if you could benefit from jaw reconstruction.
Below are some of the reasons why a patient might be referred to Dr. Leslie Sultan to learn more about jaw procedures:
- Improper bite from poor bone structure alignment
- Severely misaligned teeth
- Protruding or receding jaw
- Asymmetrical jawline
- Chronic jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
- Facial injury and trauma
- The presence of jaw tumors and cysts
How am I screened for jaw reconstruction surgery?
Many patients who visit Dr. Leslie Sultan are referred by their primary dentist or primary care provider. Patients will visit and undergo a complete examination of the teeth and gums. This also includes imaging such as x-rays to evaluate the structure of the jaw and what needs to be done.
Do I need corrective jaw surgery?
Jaw reconstruction is an effective way of realigning the bite and addressing problems such as an asymmetrical jawline or a jawline that recedes or protrudes. Dr. Leslie Sultan is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Fort Lauderdale, FL who can assist with this and other oral surgery needs. Call the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery to book an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 4800 North Federal Highway, Suite #201 by calling (954) 771-8772.