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Jaw Surgery: 3 Issues That Require the Attention of an Oral Surgeon March 22, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Jaw Surgery: 3 Issues That Require the Attention of an Oral Surgeon, Anchorage, Alaska

There’s no question that oral health is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and happy body. While most of us consider oral health a dentist’s area of expertise, sometimes keeping your mouth in good shape requires the attention of an oral surgeon. This is especially true if you’re experiencing trouble with your jaw that affects your daily activities. In some cases, oral surgery is the only way to correct certain jaw-related issues. So, if you’ve noticed that your jaw isn’t working as it should, the oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Associates in Anchorage are ready to help.

In fact, here are a few of the issues these oral surgeons typically see in their patients:

  • oral surgeonImproper Bite: While an improper bite can usually be corrected by an orthodontist, some cases do need to be handled by an oral surgeon. Since an improperly positioned jaw can result in pain as well as difficulty chewing and biting, resolving this issue is of the utmost importance.
  • Uneven Jaw Growth: One of the causes of an improper bite is actually poor jaw growth. Jaw growth happens gradually and sometimes the upper and lower jaw grow at different rates. When this occurs, patients complain of chewing difficulty, speech problems, and noticeable jaw appearance issues.
  • Jaw Injury: Misaligned jaws caused by facial traumas are always cause for concern. Not only can this type of injury result in severe pain, but it may also affect your breathing and chewing patterns. In this situation, an oral surgeon’s expertise is quite necessary.

If you would like to learn more about jaw surgery and the other services available from Oral Surgery Associates, be sure to visit them online. To schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon, give the Anchorage office a call at (907) 561-1430.

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