Dr. Pranav Nirmalbhai Shah
Dr. Suhani P. Shah
Oral Surgery
                             
Who Needs Oral Surgery? :

People who can benefit from Oral surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and, in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. While orthodontics alone can correct bite problems if only the teeth need to be moved, oral surgery is required if just moving the teeth with braces cannot correct the bite and resolve the facial deformity.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:
@ Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
@ Speech problems
@ Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
@ Open bite — upper and lower teeth can not be brought into ++contact when the mouth is "closed"
@ Protruding jaw
@ Recessive or receding jaw
@ Breathing problems
@ Excessive exposure of upper front teeth and gums at rest or in a ++smile.
@ Need for an active effort to bring upper and lower lips together, ++known as lip incompetence
@ Facial asymmetry

Any of these can exist at birth or may be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary, environmental influences or trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. Conferences with your General Dentist and Orthodontist will also be necessary.

During the pre-treatment consultation process, ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about all aspects of your care, you and your dental team will together make the decision to proceed with treatment.

Technology and Oral Surgery

We uses modern computer techniques and models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial X-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you'll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment. You will see the benefits you will obtain from oral surgery before treatment.

Of course, treatment plan alternatives will be discussed.