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What Are the Consequences of Avoiding Jaw Surgery?

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
What Are the Consequences of Avoiding Jaw Surgery?Jaw surgery is a surgical procedure aiming to realign jawbones, placing the jaws and teeth in the right functional position. This approach is helpful for your oral hygiene and functioning alongside aesthetic facial appearance. Thus, avoiding jaw surgery when suffering from jaw defects can lead to multiple problems. Here're the most common consequences of avoiding a jaw surgery:

Chronic Jaw Pain

Chronic jaw pain is persistent pain in your jaw that lasts more than three months. From a dental perspective, it's usually caused by an infection or trauma to your teeth or jaws. Also, it can be caused by other things, which may include arthritis in your joints, poorly fitted dentures, and poor oral hygiene habits such as tongue thrusting and bruxism (grinding teeth at night). Further, prolonged chronic jaw pain can lead to serious problems such as TMJ disorder.

Jaw Tumors and Cysts

Avoiding jaw surgery for TMJ problems may lead to cysts or tumors within the common area. These masses can cause pain and swell around the face, making it difficult for the mouth to open or close properly. The best way to prevent this problem is by seeking treatment early on so that any cysts or tumors can be removed before they become problematic.

Facial Trauma and Injury

It is very easy for you to get facial trauma or injury for patients suffering from TMJ disorders. You can get injured while playing any sport or doing other physical activity. This is because the jaw might be displaced during these activities, leading to facial trauma or injury.

Jaw Joint Damage

Avoiding jaw surgery can lead to jaw joint damage. The joint may be damaged if the tooth has been pushed forward by an accident or trauma. This damage can lead to arthritis and other problems later in life. Thus, it is essential to consider taking a jaw surgical treatment before such problems arise.
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