Jaw Surgery in Marietta
Your oral health has ramifications on aspects of your overall wellbeing, including nutritional and psychological health. While moderate concerns with your teeth and gums can be dealt with by your general dentist, more complicated matters that involve your jawbone are best handled by a skilled oral surgeon like Dr. Jeff Lee. Jaw surgery (also known as orthognathic surgery) greatly improves patients’ comfort, aesthetics, and oral function allowing them to live their best life. If you’re looking for the quality, caring treatment you deserve, contact Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery today to schedule a consultation!
Is jaw surgery right for me?
There are several symptoms of jaw miss alignment and mal-occlusion including:
- Chronic jaw discomfort or pain
- Problems with bite
- A jaw that protrudes
- Problems with breathing
- Problems with chewing or swallowing
- Problems with speaking clearly
Sleep Apnea/Snoring Therapy
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that leads to daytime exhaustion, severe headaches, and negative consequences to overall health problems like high blood pressure and stroke. While oral appliances and CPAP systems are typically used to treat sleep apnea, many people don’t know that surgical treatment could provide much-needed relief for severe cases. When treating sleep apnea, Dr. Lee repositions your upper and lower jaw in order to increase the size of the airway and minimize further issues with breathing during sleep.
Your Surgical Treatment
Every patient is different, but in most cases, your timeline for jaw surgery requires a considerable time commitment from six months to two years. This includes an initial consultation with Dr. Lee, a thorough review of insurance benefits and financial information, the insurance company’s determination, and any needed orthodontic treatment. Dr. Lee works with your general dentist and/or orthodontist to ensure your care proceeds smoothly creating transformative results that exceed expectations.