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By Inland Oral Surgery
April 10, 2018
Category: Oral Surgery
Tags: jaw pain   Jaw Surgery  

Your jaw is a complex mechanism composed of connective tissue, muscles, bones, and of course your teeth. They interplay so you can jaw painspeak, bite, chew, breathe, and yes look like you. If you're experiencing problems with any oral or maxillofacial functions, Inland Oral Surgery in Colville and Spokane, WA can help. Dr. David Gailey are fully certified and experienced in all methods and kinds of jaw surgery procedures, and many procedures may be performed right in their office. Learn here about some of the reasons you may need jaw surgery.

What oral and maxillofacial surgeons do

The team at Inland Oral Surgery delivers a wide range of services. More invasive than typical dental treatments, oral surgery typically involves some degree of anesthesia, including locally injected medications (pain shots), nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and fully-monitored IV (intravenous) anesthetics.

Many oral surgeries involve teeth extractions (impacted wisdom teeth and canines being the most common), making room for orthodontic procedures or eruption of permanent teeth. However, other surgeries directly impact a person's appearance, ability to eat, speak and chew food properly. Some surgeries even address Obstructive Sleep Apnea which impedes the ability to breathe during sleep.

Dr. Gailey carefully devise treatment plans to address each patient's needs and preferences. They perform complete oral examinations and use X-rays to determine the origins of jaw dysfunction and how it may best be resolved.

Many jaw surgeries must be postponed until jaw growth stops in adolescents, says the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. The doctors at Inland Oral Surgery have the expertise to determine when and what kind of surgery would best address the issues at hand.

Offered procedures

The team at Inland Oral Surgery offers jaw surgeries for:

  • Correction of facial asymmetry
  • Realignment of dental bite (underbite is the most common problem)
  • Relief of TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) pain and other related symptoms
  • Reduction of dental wear and tear
  • Improvement of chewing, swallowing, and speech
  • Proper closure of the teeth and lips (occlusion)
  • Repair of oral trauma (jaw dislocation and fracture)
  • Repair of cleft lip, cleft palate, and other birth defects
  • Bone grafting for dental implant placement
  • Placement of dental implants, including multiple implants to secure dentures and bridges

Learn more in Colville and Spokane

If your physician or family dentist believes you would benefit from jaw surgery, relax. You'll receive precise and compassionate care at Inland Oral Surgery in Colville, Spokane, Wandermere & Colville, WA. Please call today for your consultation with Dr. Gailey: (509) 321-1404. We have four convenient locations to serve you.

By Inland Oral Surgery
July 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Jaw Surgery  

Learn about jaw surgery from your Spokane dentist.

Jaw surgery encompasses a variety of procedures designed to improve the alignment, symmetry and health of your jaw. From aesthetic concerns to life-threatening conditions, many dental conditions can be treated with oral surgery to help you live a healthier life.Jaw Surgery

Also known as orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Jaw surgery might be recommended for you if:

You’re missing teeth, or have teeth that cannot be saved. Jaw surgery includes common dental procedures such as tooth extraction and dental implants. Millions of people have improved their dental health by removing infected teeth and replacing them with implants, ensuring the long-term health of their jaw bones even after losing teeth.

You have chronic difficulty chewing, swallowing, sleeping, or breathing. If you have a jaw condition that makes eating painful or difficult, surgery can ease your pain and help you get the nutrition you need. Obstructive sleep apnea can also be treated with jaw surgery when non-surgical interventions aren’t enough.

Orthodontics haven’t solved your jaw problems. While the teeth may appear straight, this doesn’t mean that the jaw itself is aligned properly. A protruding jaw, underbite, open bite or unbalanced facial symmetry may require surgery to fully resolve the underlying problem.

You’ve experienced severe trauma to the face or jaw. Injuries from sports, car accidents and other impacts are common sources of facial trauma. Surgery helps many people restore their jaw structure to health after an injury.

You have frequent jaw pain and/or headaches. Chronic TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction can cause jaw pain and recurrent headaches. Non-surgical treatment options are available, but surgery may be recommended if you don't find relief with more conservative treatments.

Jaw Surgery in Spokane

When non-surgical treatments don't give you the results you're looking for, jaw surgery can be the answer to improving both your dental health and your appearance. An aligned jaw prevents excessive wear to the teeth, helps your bite function more efficiently and balances your facial structure. For jaw surgery in Spokane, WA,request your appointment at Inland Oral Surgery or call (509) 321-1404 today.