Jaw pain is not only uncomfortable, but it can be frustrating, too. It’s easy to take your jaw function for granted, but when they’re bothering you, everything from speaking to laughing; chewing to yawning is a chore. At Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Queens LLC, you can benefit from corrective jaw surgery. You’ll be in the hands of an experienced specialist in this type of procedure, so you can be confident about the results from our Corona jaw surgeon.
Jaw issues can occur without any warning, or they may develop steadily over a period of a time. Sometimes, they can be the result of a birth defect. Trauma to the jaw area due to an injury or accident is also common. The possible results of a jaw condition can range from having difficulty opening your mouth wide enough to eat to clicking or other noises when you move your jaws up and down or side to side. The effects can even extend to the upper part of your face. Double vision and numbness in the skin below your eyes can also occur. Our Corona jaw surgeon will examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for a corrective procedure. Fortunately, the surgery is done at our office on an outpatient basis. There is no need for an overnight hospital stay, or even a hospital visit at all. Your jaws might need to be wired, though this is not always the case. Healing occurs gradually, typically over the course of six weeks or so. By that time, the bone will heal and you will be able to resume eating solid foods. Until that time, you will be confined to liquid foods.
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