Do you have a jaw surgery consultation scheduled?
Here at Richmond Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we want our patients to be confident in their treatment plans. To that end, we’re happy to answer all your questions andprovide the information you need.
If you’re not sure what to ask during your jaw surgery consultation, start with the four important questions below.
1. Is Jaw Surgery in MyBest Interests?
Oral surgeons consider jaw surgery for patients who have serious facial injuries, bite problems, chronic jaw pain, extensive tooth wear and difficulty biting, chewing or swallowing food.
But surgical treatment isn’t recommended for everyone. When you come in for your consultation, be sure to ask if and why undergoing surgery is the appropriate action to take.
2. What Will MyTreatment Plan Involve?
Many patients require a series of oral and maxillofacial procedures in addition to orthodontic treatment, which can take anywhere from several months to a few years to complete.
You need to know what you’re in for if you decide to go through with jaw correction surgery, so make sure you leave the oral surgeon’s office fully informed.
3. What Results Can IExpect from Jaw Surgery?
Once you find out what your treatment entails, you’ll want to know what benefits you can expect from undergoing jaw correction surgery. Your oral surgeon can tell you how surgical treatment can improve your mouth function, solve problems affecting your quality of life and enhance your facial appearance.
4. How Much Experience Do You Have with Jaw Surgery?
Last but certainly not least, make sure to ask your oral surgeon about their credentials. Proper education and training are crucial for success with jaw correction surgery, and experience may rank even higher in terms of importance.
If your surgeon doesn’t have the right qualifications or much expertise completing procedures similar to those you’ll need, you’ll have a much greater risk of complications. And don’t worry about offending your oral surgeon by asking —reputable professionals are always willing to provide information regarding their credentials.
Choose Richmond OMS
The board-certified surgeons at Richmond Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have been performing jaw correction procedures for more than a decade, and we have the skill to design a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment plan for resolving your jaw-related problems.
Patients throughout the greater east central Indiana area rely on our professional team; count on us to deliver the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. For more information on our qualifications or for answers to your questions about jaw surgery, contact Richmond Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today.