Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) Surgery Salem OR

When is Corrective Jaw Surgery Necessary?

The skeleton of the human body, including the jaws and associated maxillofacial structures, may develop deformities as the result of congenital or developmental conditions, disturbances of growth centers due to trauma or tumors, or from improper healing of fractures. Such deformities as maxillary protrusion (prominent front teeth), mandibular prognathia (underbite), mandibular retrognathia (overbite), apertognathia (anterior open bite) and laterognathia (asymmetrical jaw development) are common examples of maxillofacial skeletal disproportion which are frequently associated with severe dental malocclusion. These conditions, which are collectively called Dentofacial Deformities, are similar in development to other congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate or clubfoot. Dental malocclusion or bad bite is a common dental condition in our society. A significant number of people with a bad bite also have disproportionate development of the facial skeleton, especially the upper and lower jaws, the maxilla and mandible.

Dentofacial deformities create significant problems for affected patients, such as difficulty with chewing food, swallowing, speech and developmental of muscle spasms. Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorders caused by abnormal forces created by the altered dental bite can occur. Abnormal excessive wear of the teeth as well as difficulty in maintaining proper hygiene with misaligned teeth can also occur.

Orthodontists treat dental malocclusion by moving teeth or guiding their erupting within the alveolar (tooth-bearing) bone of the jaws. However, they cannot control skeletal growth of the jaws or other facial bones to any significant degree or reposition bone once it has developed.

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What to Expect from Corrective Jaw Surgery

Correction of the skeletal deformity is usually beyond the scope of the orthodontist to properly treat alone. It is at this point that surgical correction of the deformity becomes necessary

Dentofacial deformities are corrected surgically by a variety of operations which produce predictable, excellent functional and aesthetic results. Such operations, termed Orthognathic (straight jaw) Surgery, have been developed to surgically reposition the upper jaw, lower jaw, middle face structure, and chin into normal anatomic alignment. Bone grafts or dental implants may be used to bridge gaps in the bones or to fill out facial contour. Most of the operations can be done through incisions made in the mouth leaving no external scars. Orthognathic surgery, like other major operations, are done in the operating room with the patient asleep under general anesthesia. The jaws may or may not be wired together for several weeks to immobilize the bones for normal healing. The patient eats a liquid or pureed diet during this period to maintain nourishment and weight.

The surgeon and the orthodontist frequently work together to obtain the maximum possible aesthetic functional and occlusal results. Much of the orthodontic treatment can be accomplished during the years of growth (until about 14 to 15 years in females and up to 18 to 20 in males) to properly align teeth within each dental arch so that a stable occlusion is present after the jaws are repositioned by surgery. Surgery is generally done after cessation of skeletal growth to minimize or prevent relapse tendency which can develop if growth continues.

Orthodontic and surgical correction is also frequently done for adults. Some surgical procedures have been especially designed for moving alveolar bone and tooth fragments in the dental arches of adults where conventional orthodontic movements would be much more difficult or prolonged than in the growing child.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

How Much Does Corrective Jaw Surgery Cost?

Orthognathic surgery is not inexpensive. The fees charged for the surgery are a reflection of your surgeons training and expertise, long hours required in analyzing each patients condition and planning the appropriate operations, the complexity and length of the operations and the post-operative care and follow-up provided for each patient. However, correction of dentofacial deformities may be covered by major medical insurance, especially when done primarily for functional reasons. Although correction of a dentofacial deformity often improves facial aesthetics, the primary purpose for such operations is to realign the affected facial bones for improved function.

If you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery, Dr. Swiderski will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment.

Call ☎ Oral Surgery Office in Salem Phone Number 503-581-0223 to schedule an appointment.

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I loved it. The staff was amazing and it was just a great experience. I knew exactly what was happening and I felt very comfortable during the whole experience

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Doctor Swiderski is very professional caring doctor with a great sense of humor, which helps to take anxiety away at the appointment. He cares and calls his patient at night after the surgery to see if you are ok. I had 3 implants done and will not go to anybody else if I need another one. He also has a great team working with him.

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Two of my children have required multiple extractions for pre-orthodontic treatment, and I have had one surgery myself. We have experienced a total of 5 office procedures so far and have had an excellent experience every time. The entire staff is welcoming and compassionate, the office is beautiful and comfortable, and the care is top notch. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff for any care you may need.

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Great care from everyone , from front office to the Dr. and assistants. Everyone took very good care of me through my procedure . I will return for all of my surgical needs as well as my family. Thank you for getting me out of pain .

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I have had numerous dentists and oral surgeons over the years. Dr. Swiderski ranks right at the top. He has pulled several of my teeth, performed a bone graft and did several implants. All procedures were successful in that they were completed fairly quickly and did not have any after surgery complications. Dr. Swiderski personally followed up at day end on patients progress and their concerns. He runs a well functioning practice, his staff know their jobs, work well together and make his patients their priority, as does Dr. Swiderski.

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I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski. I was somewhat nervous about dental implant surgery but he put me right at ease. He was fast, efficient and very professional. I had an excellent outcome & will definitely go back to him if I ever require another implant!

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My experience with Dr. Swiderski and all of his staff including the front office were the most helpful and courtious Team I have encountered in the Dental field. I would highly recommend you choose them first before moving forward on any important surgery for you or your Family.

- Robert H

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The staff was compassionate and professional. Could not ask for more attention and cooperation. Dr. Swiderski was friendly, concerned and professional. A post surgery call to check my status is a reflection of his overall treatment. Great dentist

- Henry E

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Everything went so well. The office is such a pleasant, calming place (although I did accidentally walk in the wrong door). The medical assistant that I worked with was amazing. She did everything -- took xrays, looked at my case, set up the OR, gave the shots, assisted with the extraction, and so nice! This lady might consider medical school!? Dr Swiderski came in with a big smile, very friendly and made me feel this was going to be easy. The procedure went well. A little tough getting out the roots. I had some pain afterwards, but one day after surgery I'm having no pain at all. Thanks!

- Evan L

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski. He made me feel relaxed and put me at ease. He called to check up on me the night of my surgery. It was nice to have someone check up on me to make sure I was doing good. I was expecting to be in pain, after having 5 back teeth pulled. I didn't have any pain after one day surgery.

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I am a grumpee old man who had a impacted wisdom tooth. I complain about everything but not the service I received by DR Swiderski and staff. I am wondering if they really pulled it almost no swelling or pain. If I could give them 6 stars I would of!

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My 16-year-old daughter has severe anxiety. She is afraid of shots and won’t even get her ears pierced. She had dreaded her wisdom teeth extraction for MONTHS. But she says a nice lady held her hand while another one placed the IV, and then she woke up and it was over! We are all very relieved. What could have been a nightmare went very smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his crew.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski’s office! I felt like my daughter was in great hands.

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Having reached a "certain age," I have visited many dental practices in my life, including multiple visits to Dr. Swiderski for bone grafting and implant surgeries. Each time I go there, my expectations for superb service and attention to details are exceeded. The office itself was designed for patient comfort, right down to the USB charging ports in the waiting area. The staff makes insurance billing and scheduling seem effortless, and Dr. Swiderski certainly lives up to his Mayo Clinic credentials. You won't find a better oral surgeon anywhere - thank you all for taking such great care of my mouth!

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I have had no pain during this whole process. I took ibuprofen for the first 10 hours as precaution and then nothing after. I am amazed that I had 5 teeth extracted and no pain in the process. I feel so thankful for this experience and have already been telling my family and friends they need to go to Dr. Swiderski!

- Heather K

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff are outstanding. from the check in counter to the examination rooms to the surgery area ... just first class treatment top to bottom. This is not my favorite thing to be doing ... but a very necessary one. I'm grateful that Dr. King recommended Dr. Swiderski and Mid-Valley OMS for my treatment. It really was a pleasure to get my implant and the whole time first class care. Thank you Doctor and all the staff for your professional service and caring throughout the whole experience. I highly recommend Mid-Valley. Regards, Fred Thompson.

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