Although jaw surgery is not typically the first dental solution tried in cases of jaw pain, it can ultimately provide the best source of long-term relief.
DANA POINT, Calif. (PRWEB) August 08, 2019
Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim Betita, board-certified Dana Point, CA oral surgeons at Niguel Coast Oral and Facial Surgery, welcome patients with jaw-related disorders and conditions for transformative jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). When properly executed, jaw surgery can lead to long-term functional and health improvements for patients experiencing jaw pain, malocclusion, sleep apnea, and other issues.
Some of the most common disorders and conditions treated with jaw surgery include sleep apnea, isolated jaw pain, malocclusion and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder or TMD). Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, with severe cases reporting 30 or more cessations in breathing per hour. Without intervention, sleep apnea can lead to memory loss, constant exhaustion and higher risk of developing or worsening systemic condition like diabetes. Jaw surgery can change the shape of the mouth, lessening the number of sleep apnea episodes and fostering restorative sleep patterns.
Jaw surgery gives patients a better quality of life by realigning or repositioning the jaw and joints so that proper oral function and dental occlusion is restored. Although jaw surgery is not typically the first dental solution tried in cases of jaw pain, it can ultimately provide the best source of long-term relief.
To ensure patients have the highest degree of comfort, recovery and outcomes after jaw surgery, Dr. Baker and Dr. Betita rely on the latest technologies to guide their oral surgery decisions. As an example, 3D cone beam CT imaging gives the Dana Point, CA oral surgeons a more comprehensive understanding of how best to apply their skills during jaw surgery. Other advancements used by Dr. Baker and Dr. Betita include platelet-rich plasma and bone morphogenic protein to speed up the healing process post-surgery.
Patients experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, TMD, or have jaw pain are encouraged to contact the team at Niguel Coast Oral and Facial Surgery by calling 949-240-2280.
About the Oral Surgeons
Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim Betita are skilled oral surgeons treating patients in the Dana Point, CA area. Their team takes a comprehensive and minimally invasive approach to every treatment plan they offer. Specializing in effective, long-term clinical outcomes, they look beyond dental health and see complete health as the ultimate goal. Offering teeth-in-a-day dental implants solutions and some of only a few surgeons in the country to offer minimally invasive temporomandibular joint disorder treatment, TMJ arthroscopy, this team is redefining what it means to be an oral surgeon. To learn more about Dr. Baker, Dr. Betita, the services they offer or their modern office, visit http://www.niguelcoastoralsurgery.com or call 949-240-2280.