What does jaw surgery do?

What are the jaw diseases?

Jaw, which is composed of a movable upper and lower parts, is the joint that holds our teeth. Deformation in the jaw due to external impacts or innate malformation may cause problems in chewing and speech and lead to an unaesthetic appearance.  Jaw surgery helps to treat these functional disorders and unaesthetic appearance.  On every stage of jaw surgery medical scanning techniques are used to diagnose the problem. Some of the fundamental conditions that are treated by jaw surgery are tumors of different kinds in the jaw, functional disorders in the jaw joint, salivary gland diseases, impacted teeth in the jawbone or palate, inflammatory and rheumatic diseases in the jaw, fractures due to trauma and jaw closure issues. Also, people’s developmental problems may affect the form of the jaw. In this case jaw surgery corrects the functional losses of the jaw. One of the most common jaw disorders is jaw locking. Jaw locking does not always happen because of a problem on the jaw. Some neurological and psychological diseases cause jaw locking and affect people’s lives negatively. It’s a spontaneous condition that occurs without any symptoms. It can be quite dangerous due to the location of the tongue and teeth. If you ever experience jaw locking, you must immediately consult a surgeon.

How can surgery solve the problem?

Jaw surgery corrects the deformation in the jaw due to external impacts or innate malformation. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have jaw problems that affect the function of the teeth and in joint diseases. But if there is infection in the tissues on the jaw, medication will be necessary to solve this problem. The rest of all the muscle and joint problems need to be solved by surgery.

When to apply jaw surgery?

Jaw surgery is done when medication cannot solve the problem in the treatment of jaw disorders. Jaw surgery, which is used in the treatment of fracture, dislocation, and innate structural irregularities in the joint, can be done upon the request and the suitability of the patient. Apart from this, it can be applied in emergency situations. Jaw surgery may help to make biting and chewing easier and improve chewing and speech problems overall. It can also be applied in the treatment of problems of tissue in and around the jaw. The dentist determines the jaw surgery according to the needs and suitability of the patient.

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