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Oral and Facial Surgery Pullman/Lewiston

Jaw Surgery


Jaw surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery, is necessary to treat a variety of jaw-related conditions. These include jaw or bite misalignment, injuries, breathing difficulty, and sleep apnea. Oral & Facial Surgery details the various types of jaw surgery. We customize surgical treatment plans based on patient needs.

Types of Jaw Surgery


There are several different types of jaw surgery available depending on exactly what condition you are experiencing. Some of these include mandibular osteotomy, maxillary osteotomy and genioplasty.

Mandibular osteotomy is used when patients have a receded lower jaw that causes an overbite. To perform this procedure, our oral & maxillofacial surgeon incises the left and right sides of the lower gums, just behind the molars. A cut is made into the bone so that the joint can be relocated to a proper position. The jaw is then held in its new position with plates and screws.

Maxillary osteotomy is used for a similar condition, a receded upper jaw. This leads to an underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Our oral & maxillofacial surgeon incises the upper gums to reshape the jaw and relocate it into the proper spot. Your teeth will be held to your jaw with a plastic wafer. The jaw is then held in its new place with metal plates and titanium screws, like with mandibular osteotomy. We also perform bimaxillary osteotomies, which are used when you need this procedure on both your upper and your lower jaw.

Genioplasty is performed for a receding chin. The procedure is also often performed at the same time as a mandibular osteotomy since the conditions are often related. Our oral & maxillofacial surgeon incises the lower gum and lip in the front. The chin bone is then cut and moved into the correct spot. We hold it in its place using the same plates and screws that we use for the other surgeries.

Surgical preparation will look different for each individual patient. In some cases, our oral & maxillofacial surgeon may require you to wear braces, retainers, mouthguards, and other pieces of dental equipment in the time leading up to surgery. Call Oral & Facial Surgery in the Lewiston/Clarkston region at 208-743-1640 or in the Moscow/Pullman region at 509-330-5020 to learn more about orthognathic surgery.

Two Locations to Serve You


Lewiston, ID


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163



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Lewiston, ID:


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 986-252-8001

Fax: 208-743-1643

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-872-4294

Fax: 509-330-5028

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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