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Jaw Surgery

Thank you for your question. You may be interested in this article that I had written previously about on jaw surgery in Singapore . Braces treatment is only able to correct the teeth position while jaw surgery corrects the bone/skeletal discrepancy. Many patients that I see do...
17 Jul 2019
Arthrosis (joint degeneration also known as osteoarthritis) of the TMJ is extremely common by the time you hit your 20s. The TMJ is one of the most heavily-used joints in the body, starting from birth. Most people are symptom-free and painless clicking/popping joint noises may accompany opening/c...
1 Jul 2019
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. As an orthodontist, I work closely with oral maxillofacial surgeons for patients requiring jaw surgeries. They handle the surgery and movement of the jaw, and we take care of the teeth alignment and the bite. These go hand in hand, rarely one without the other...
28 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question. Braces treatment combined with jaw surgery is usually indicated when the malocclusion (bad bite) is a result of malposition teeth and/or malposition jaws. You can read more about some of the common indications of jaw surgery in this article here: https...
17 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question and for including a profile photo to help me understand your concerns better. From the photo you sent, it appears that your lower jaw and chin is relatively more pronounced and in a more forward position. The angle between your upper lip and your nose is ...
10 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question and thanks for sending in photos as it really helps me understand your condition better. From the photos, it appears that you have a more prominent lower jaw compared to the upper jaw and there is a mild deviation of the lower jaw to the left of t...
4 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question. Plates and screws from jaw surgery are left in the jaw after surgery to allow for stabilization of the jaw. This is the most important during the first six month post-surgery to allow for complete bone healing. These plates and screws typically do ...
22 Apr 2019

Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist

Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist

Jaw surgery can seem pretty daunting. However, if you’re looking for a solution to correct an overbite or underbite related to jaw alignment, you may be considering it. 

It can be a scary, albeit effective treatment that aims to improve jaw and dental function and appearance. A DoctorxDentist reader, who has been considering surgery, has parents that are against his decision due to the possible risk of permanent facial numbness.

Is there a solid basis for such claims? Can jaw surgery really carry this risk and if so, how can this risk be minimised? Dental specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Ho Kok Sen responded. Here is what he had to say.

1019 views 20 Mar 2019
Jaw surgery is a safe oral surgical procedure when done by a well-trained, experienced oral surgeon. Nonetheless, with all surgeries, there are risks that your oral surgeon will share with you before the procedure. Facial numbness is a side effect of jaw surgery and typically t...
10 Jan 2019
Class 3 skeletal malocclusion occurs when: 1) The upper jaw is undersized in relation to the lower 2) The lower jaw is too large in relation to the upper 3) Both the upper jaw is undersized and the lower jaw is too large in relation to each other A crossbite may also appear in class 3 malocclu...
27 Dec 2018
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