Your Houston Dentist is Trained in Maxillofacial Oral Surgery
Houston dentist Dr. Jonathan Penchas is trained in Maxillofacial (oral) surgery. A maxillofacial surgeon is needed essential for patients needing facial reconstruction to the neck or head. In many of these cases, a dentist skilled in the area of dentures, implants and other dental specialities is required — and at Midtown Dentistry, we have these expert dentists on our team.
JAW CORRECTIONS WITH MAXILLOFACIAL ORAL SURGERY
Car accident victims and trauma patients sometimes need the help of a maxillofacial oral surgeon, but not all situations are trauma related. People who have protruding chins can have them corrected with maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Jonathan Penchas has also helped patients with buck teeth or crooked teeth — even those with teeth that are severely misaligned.
In many cases, maxillofacial surgery is done to help fix speech or chewing issues in people whose jaws have not grown at the same rate. In these cases, one of the their jaw bones might be larger than the other or not aligned in some way. While maxillofacial surgery can help improve their appearance in these cases, it can move the jaw back into place so the the tongue and lips can work properly.
Houston’s Maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Jonthan Penchas, may also use orthodontics to correct jaw issues. These could range from wires to rubber bands to help hold your jaws in place while they heal. Screws and plates may also be used in certain cases depending on the situation of the patient’s jaw.
TREATING DENTURE FATIGUE WITH ORAL SURGERY
A common problem that occurs when wearing dentures for years is the loss of gum tissue. This happens just from daily wear and tear of the dentures in the person’s mouth. But if too much bone and tissue is lost, maxillofacial surgery might be needed.
Dr. Penchas has worked with maxillofacial cases ranging that range from mild to extreme. Regardless of what you need, your teeth and jaw is in good hands at Midtown Dentistry.