Relief is Possible
If you suffer from jaw problems that cause pain and discomfort, jaw surgery can correct these ailments permanently. Some irregularities of the jaw can be corrected by orthodontics, but in complex cases jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is necessary to properly correct structure and alignment.
Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery Dental Implant Center is one of the premier oral surgery centers in the area specializing in surgeries to rejuvenate your smile. Dr. Marc Rosenthal is experienced and highly trained in corrective jaw surgery, with over a decade of experience in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Rosenthal will perform a thorough examination, take detailed imaging, and create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our team is prepared to answer any questions you may have and provide the best advice on how to ensure your jaw surgery is a success. We offer a variety of jaw surgery services to address the wide spectrum of ailment affecting facial structure. Contact our office to learn how we can help you alleviate pain and discomfort through orthognathic surgery.
Jaw surgery can help:
Jaw Surgery Services
Cleft Lip Surgery
Cleft lip surgery reconstructs the lip to create a more normal appearance by closing the lip at the cupids bow, leaving behind a small scar. This surgery not only improves appearance but helps restore the function of the lips and mouth. A cleft lip is a common birth defect, typically corrected when the individual is a child.
A frenectomy corrects a lip-tie or tongue-tie caused by a tight frenulum, the band connective tissue joining two areas in the mouth. Dr. Rosenthal will cut the short or tight frenulum to alleviate the restriction. In young children this ailment can make feeding and swallowing difficult, even impeding speech. In adults, a tight frenulum can pull gums away from teeth leading to gum problems and pain.
If you suffer from a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or have trouble breathing while you sleep causing loud snoring, palate surgery may be an option for you. Palate surgery can correct a blockage in the area behind the soft palate and create room in the upper throat. As a result, breathing improves while you sleep.
Impacted canines are caused by teeth that fail to emerge normally due to overcrowding or abnormal growth. As a result, they remain trapped in the soft tissue and bone beneath the surface. To correct this, the teeth are surgically exposed to help along proper eruption.
Orthognathic Surgery corrects imperfections and alignment of the jaw and teeth to improve function. The surgery is usually performed inside the mouth to minimize chances of visible scarring. The purpose of orthognathic surgery is to improve movement and alignment of the jaw, making biting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking easier. Jaw surgery can be performed on the upper or lower jaw, and/or chin. The complexity of the reconstruction is dependent on each individual and determined by Dr. Rosenthal.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery alleviates pain and discomfort in the hinge like joint of the jaw where it meets the skull. If you feel consistent pain or stiffness when you open and close your mouth, can’t open, or close all the way, and/or have trouble eating and drinking, TMJ surgery may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Let Us Help You Get Back To Living Your Life
Don’t suffer any longer with pain and discomfort! Dr. Rosenthal can help you alleviate jaw problems no matter how complex. Surgeries are usually performed under sedation to ensure our patients are calm and comfortable. In addition to discussing treatment options during your consultation, our finance coordinator would be happy to discuss treatment costs and advise you on the best way to maximize your insurance and utilize our financing services. If you have been searching for an oral surgeon to help correct jaw imperfections, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Come see how jawline surgery can change your life for the better!
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