The misalignment of a jaw can not only make a person feel self-conscious but can actually affect the way their jaw functions. People with a jaw that is misaligned often experience grinding and forceful jaw clenching. Through Jaw Surgery, Dr. Cullum has helped many patients achieve a more normal jaw function and appearance to enjoy a more comfortable and confident life. The Jaw Surgery procedure is performed with the use of small plates, screws, rubber bands, and wires to move the jaw into the proper alignment and secure it into place. Additionally, the mandible alteration is achieved using bone grafts to align the lower jaw into place.
After the Jaw Surgery, patients are put on pain medication as needed and given a modified diet for their recovery. To learn more about the Jaw Surgery procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cullum today.