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Problems in the jaw structure can cause both aesthetic and functional problems. Thanks to the jaw surgery methods applied today, both aesthetic and functional defects can be eliminated.

What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

It is a treatment method applied to patients with jaw structure disorders, in order to treat chewing and speech problems as well as aesthetic appearance.

During the treatment process, maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists work together.

The lower or upper jaw being forward or behind the normal, asymmetries in the placement of the lower and upper jaws and similar conditions can be treated with maxillofacial surgery. Conditions that fall into the field of maxillofacial surgery and can be treated with maxillofacial surgery are as follows:

  • Extraction of impacted or complicated teeth,
  • Lesions of dental origin in the bones,
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Implant applications for lost teeth,
  • Tumor formations in cysts occurring in the chin,
  • Healing process in soft and hard tissues before prosthesis operation,
  • Facial and jaw fractures,
  • salivary gland disorders,
  • Aesthetic or functional deformities that have occurred in the mouth, face or jaw area,
  • Bone necroses that may occur in the jaw due to cancer treatment.

X-rays or tomography are taken to detect the problems, and then the necessary treatment process is planned according to the patient's condition.

How is Jaw Surgery Performed?

Orthodontic treatment is applied before the surgical procedure in cases such as irregularities in the teeth or a bite defect. While the braces treatment applied in this process ensures that the teeth become smoother, it also ensures that the jaw is ready for the surgical procedure. Then, the jaw surgery process is planned by physicians and plastic surgeons. Unlike other oral and dental health treatments, maxillofacial surgery is performed under general anesthesia and therefore patients do not feel pain or pain.

Since the teeth and bone structures have not yet taken their final shape in children between the ages of 11-15, the problems that arise can be solved with orthodontic treatment. However, jaw surgery may be required for problems that occur after the age of 18.

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