Each year, thousands of people elect to have jaw surgery to correct functional problems, or appearance. Jaw surgery is a relatively safe procedure performed in office. If you are in need of the procedure, you’ll be happy to know that jaw surgery is performed nearby in Sandy Springs, GA.

What is Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery is an operation that involves correcting skeletal and dental irregularities, including teeth and jaw misalignment. These surgeries often improve chewing, breathing and speaking problems, and sometimes they also improve physical appearance. It involves the cutting of bones in the jaw, also known as the mandible and maxilla. These bones are what help you operate your jaw to chew and talk.

When damaged, these bones can cause difficulties when you speak, including lisps and the buildup of saliva. Bone irregularities also cause painful chewing. If left untreated, further complications can develop as your mandible and maxilla grind against other bones. Our jaw surgery not only corrects any current problems that you are suffering, but also ensures that you will not suffer from any future structural issues.

How is Jaw Performed?

Under general anesthesia, we make cuts in the bones of the maxilla and mandible. We make these cuts inside your mouth, and rarely do any incisions take place on the skin outside. Once cut, your jaw is realigned and positioned to correct any of the irregularities that existed before. Cuts are performed with electrical saws and burs. Sometimes we also use chisels, but these operate by hand not electricity.

During the procedure, blood and saliva may build up in your mouth. To help with your breathing, we use a nasal tube to direct the air your lung needs away from your mouth. Suction tools are used to remove any excess while the surgery is performed.

About Dr. Huynh

Dr. Huynh performs jaw surgery in Sandy Springs, GA.

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