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Jaw Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL

Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Abnormalities with the jaw can result in a great deal of discomfort, and might even affect how you eat, speak, and chew. A variety of surgical procedures can be performed here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to correct jaw problems in patients residing in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby areas in Florida.

What is Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery refers to any procedure designed to realign the jaw or correct issues resulting from trauma or a birth defect. Sometimes referred to as orthognathic surgery, it can be performed on the upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy), lower jaw (mandibular osteotomy) or both.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is often required when the upper or lower jaw does not grow at the same rate, or when there has been excessive damage to one or both jaws following an accident. Surgically moving the jaws is then needed to ensure proper alignment and to restore normal functioning. Our surgeons are highly skilled at assessing jaw problems and coming up with a technique to rectify them. Corrective jaw surgery is performed using one or more of the sedation dentistry options that are available here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Benefits of Jaw Surgery

A few of the benefits you might notice following jaw surgery include:

  • Improved jaw function
  • Restored symmetry and balance to the face
  • Eliminated discomfort
  • Enhanced the results of orthodontic treatment

What is the Procedure for Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery is highly customized according to your individual needs. Once our surgeons have assessed your condition, a complete treatment plan will then be developed to address your particular requirements.

Preparing for Jaw Surgery

Avoid smoking or taking blood-thinning medications in the two-week period leading up to your orthognathic surgery. Have plenty of soft foods on hand, as you may find it difficult to chew for a few days afterwards.

Recovery from Jaw Surgery

Rinse your jaw with warm salt water several times each day to help fight infection. Follow your surgeon’s instructions concerning diet, and avoid smoking until after any surgical wounds have fully healed. If you have wires or any other dental appliance, you will be given further instructions on how to manage them.

How much Does Jaw Surgery Cost in Jupiter?

Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.

Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

We may take X-rays of your mouth or jaw to determine what type of jaw surgery is necessary. Next, we will discuss the type of results you can expect and then come up with a timeline for treatment.

If you are suffering with jaw problems, it may be time to consider jaw surgery performed at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation if you are in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, or any other nearby city in Florida.