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.
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.
Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery
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
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
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.
- James H
As a dentist family myself, I want excellent surgical care of me and my family. Dr. Swiderski and his amazing staff have always taken great care of us. I would recommend them highly!
- Misty C
Dr. Swiderski and all of his staff are professional, friendly people who go above and beyond their job to provide the best patient care. I have been a patient of Dr. Swiderski for many years and have always had a positive experience at Mid-Valley Oral. I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff.
- Eugene V
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!
- timothy t
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.
- Dana H
I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski’s office! I felt like my daughter was in great hands.
- Chandy W
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!
- Evelyn H
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
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.
- Fred T
I was referred to Dr. Swiderski by my dentist for dental implant. From my first appointment, Dr. Swiderski and his staff were very friendly and informative of what to expect from the dental procedure. Dr. Swiderski is professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. I experienced no pain during the procedure which including extraction and implant at same time. Dental procedures especially extraction tend to get a bad bleeding , but my bleeding was minimal and completely stopped after 2-3 hours of the treatment. It is amazing. Dr. Swiderski is a highly experienced and skilled implant surgeon in Salem. I certainly appreciated his extraordinary expertise and service.
- Stanley Z
Dr. Swiderski and his staff were so friendly, and did an amazing job putting our daughter at ease about having all four of her wisdom teeth removed. She recovered much quicker than we expected, and they followed up after the surgery to ensure she was healing well. If only mine had gone this smoothly years ago! Thanks for everything!
- John N
I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff to anyone who is considering dental implants, oral or maxillofacial surgery.
- David H
Dr. Swiderski is fantastic! He is a skilled oral surgeon that cares about his patients and their well-being. I have also been impressed with the professionalism of all of the staff. The office is community minded by being involved with programs that serve and help children.
- Alicia B
Dr. Swiderski is very well-trained and knowledgeable. He has done extensive quality work with our family. When I go see him I know that I can trust what is happening. I appreciate the way he does his follow up calls post-surgery. His staff is very good at getting correct estimates from the insurance company. Mid-Valley OMS is a very well-oiled machine.
- Karin K
We were very happy with our entire experience. Dr. Swiderski and staff are professional, and friendly. We will be going to Dr. Swiderski again for our dental surgery needs.
- Deon S
Dr. Swiderski and his staff were fantastic for my wisdom teeth removal! Everything went smoothly and I would definitely reccommend him for surgery.
- Jacy R
I was referred to Dr. Swiderski by my regular dentist. He first did bone grafting and then he performed my implant surgery, four of them. He also put on the abutments at that time so I didn't have to go back for a third time. He is very friendly and is very knowledgeable in his work. I trust his opinion and appears to be very honest.
- Lori D
My daughter was nervous but they took good care of her, and her recovery time was way shorter than we expected. My most favorite thing was that Dr. Swiderski took the time to call to call my daughter personally. Checking in to see if we had questions and to make sure she was recovering without complications. It's hard to find that kind of care these days!
- Ida B