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Anchorage's Best Oral Surgeons Explain Oral Surgery January 6, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Anchorage's Best Oral Surgeons Explain Oral Surgery, Anchorage, Alaska

Oral Surgery Associates in Anchorage, Alaska has helped hundreds of patients achieve optimal oral health. One of the main procedures that oral surgeons perform on patients is jaw surgery. While it may sound intimidating, jaw surgery is a necessary procedure for many people. The dental pros at Oral Surgery Associates explain the basics of jaw surgery:

  • Why Get Jaw Surgery? Jaw or orthognathic surgery is necessary if one’s upper and lower jaws do not meet correctly or if teeth don’t fit properly within the jaws. Corrective jaw surgery will re-position the jaws to improve facial appearance and ensure that the teeth meet and function properly.
  • Who Needs Jaw Surgery? Ideal candidates for jaw surgery likely have a combination of issues that result in the need for corrective measures. An oral surgeon will evaluate whether a patient has difficulty chewing, speech problems, a protruding jaw, or on-going jaw pain to determine if surgery is the best solution.

  • How Do You Determine If You Need Jaw Surgery? To determine if you need jaw surgery due to birth defects or ongoing bite issues, consult an oral surgeon at Oral Surgery Associates. When you visit an oral surgeon for a consultation, the oral surgeon will complete a full examination and take X-rays of your jaw.

If you live near Anchorage, Alaska and you think you may need oral surgery, dental implants, or wisdom tooth removal, call the dental surgery pros at Oral Surgery Associates at (907) 561-1430. For more information on their procedures and to watch some informative videos, visit their website.

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