Orthognathic Surgery Questions

  • Jaw asymmetry

    I was wondering if you could take a look aat the x-ray photo to determine whether the left side of my jaw grew bigger than the left. If this is the case, what treatment options are there to correct this problem? Ive heard of dental appliances, are...

  • Canker Sore Gone Rouge

    So for 4 weeks I've had this gone rouge canker sore. I'm getting it surgically removed in 2 months. It's so noticeable although it's in the inside of my bottom lip. I also wear bottom retainers and that makes the pain 2x worse. What can I do to...

  • 20 years post O Surgery, can a mandibular extraction cause TMJ

    I am 20 years post Orthagnathic surgery. I needed a molar to be extracted on lower right. I had terrific pain in my left jaw during extraction. i have worked in the dental field for decades. I asked the doctor to please section my tooth at that...

  • How old do I have to be to have SARPE?

    Hello -For a male who was done growing, height-wise, by age 15, is 19 too young to have S.A.R.P.E.? -Could a patient possibly not get as good of a result if he has S.A.R.P.E. before his mid-palatal suture fused and/or if his lower jaw isn't...

  • Receding gums 3 years after jaw surgery

    Hi my Daughter had double jaw surgery to correct her bite , the surgery was a success , she went through a good year of recovery after the surgery and has great teeth. However 3 years later she has developed receding gums on front teeth of lower...

  • At what point in time is it too late for RME treatment?

    I recently turned 17 in November 2016. The last time I've visited a dentist/orthodontist was at school for free checkups in 2014-2015. At that point in time I was not concerned or even aware of my malocclusion. I believe I have an anterior crossbite...

  • Mandible Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

    Hi I appreciate your time, Regarding BSSO for hemimandibular/condylar hyperplasia can screws and the plate on the operating side that the mandible is extended only be placed in the middle or toward the bottom of the mandible underneath the IAN...

  • How safe is it to get a chin implant removed and get sliding genioplasty 2 1/2 months post rhinoplas

    I had a rhinoplasty done in November and will be traveling constantly starting in March without more than a day off at a time for two years. I had a rhinoplasty & chin implant and know I don't want to keep this for the rest of my life...

  • Don't Like The Results From Jaw Surgery, Can I Get It Done Again?

    I made a dicision to get my underbite corrected. my surgeon thougt it was best to move my top jaw forward and leave the bottom jaw alone. after getting my surgery done I don't like my results(looks) what are the pros and cons on getting a 2nd...

  • Can come beam imaging/tomograms of tmj confirm previous issues?

    At age 16 I spontaneously developed an anterior open bite. No issues with bite before and no tongue thrust, although I had been using a new drugstore nightguard when it developed. My ortho fixed it w/o doing imaging on my tmj. Looking back, I wonder...

  • Tooth exposure packing coming out

    I just had a tooth exposure done and the packing for my canine tooth came out and a piece of chain is in the packing. The packing keeps falling out even if I put it back in myself, what should I do?

  • Jaw surgery Facial change

    Hello i have a few questions about Jaw surgery. I have an overbite and i feel like a weak chin can that be fixed with jaw surgery?

  • My jaw hurts 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction.

    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago. I have a lot of stiffness in my jaw and my cheekbones, and I'm not sure why? Also, I don't have a lot of pain to determine that I have a dry socket, but I don't see any blood clots forming in the...

  • Piercing And Wisdom Teeth?

    Hi I am 18 and have recently gotten a piercing that is under the tongue. I am going for an wisdom teeth consultation tomorrow and I know they will be taking an x ray that will show the piercing, if I ask politely will it be allowed for them not to...

  • Open bite/ underbite of canine!?! Please Help!?

    So I\'m getting treatment for an open bite with elastics and braces because of an open bite. Right now, for a couple weeks, my elastics have been on my bottom canine and around my top premolar and top canine in an upsidedown triangle like formation....

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