Posts Tagged ‘ jaw surgery ’
What is orthognathic surgery? Also known as corrective jaw surgery, patients undergo this procedure in order to correct a wide range of major and minor dental and skeletal irregularities. Jaw surgery is used to correct the misalignment of a person’s jaw or teeth, which will eventually improve breathing, chewing, and speaking. While a patient’s physical […]
PIEZOSURGERY ON THE FACIAL BONES
We have been using Piezosurgery (ultrasonic frequency bone cutting technology) for a number of years. It is clean, precise, and has the advantage that it helps to minimize injury to soft tissue structures as the cutting mechanism with this technology selectively cuts hard tissue and tends to spare soft tissue.
GRINDING AND CLENCHING AND THE EFFECTS ON JAW JOINTS
Grinding and clenching of teeth have been studied extensively and clearly have multiple causes. In most cases, there are multiple overlapping and layered causes. In some cases, it is a normal physiologic activity (such as a child naturally responding to a changing bite during development). In many cases, it is a natural response to a […]