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Oral Surgery Solutions for Managing Jaw Pain

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Model of skull with doctor at Oral Solutions NW pointing to the TMJOral surgery can effectively manage jaw pain, especially when conservative treatments and lifestyle modifications fail to provide relief. Jaw pain can result from various causes, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, dental issues, trauma, or underlying medical conditions. Here are some oral surgery options to address jaw pain and ensure you have maximum comfort:

TMJ Surgery

Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, and abnormal or limited jaw movement. In cases where conservative treatments like splints, physical therapy, and pain medications prove ineffective, oral surgery may be recommended. This type of surgery is helpful in preventing other issues such as headache or neck pain.

Arthrocentesis is a standard procedure that is a minimally invasive technique that involves the insertion of tiny needles into the joint space to irrigate and remove debris. It can help alleviate pain and improve jaw function. This procedure primarily addresses pain in your jaw caused by TMJ disorders.

Orthognathic Surgery

Jaw misalignment and malocclusion can lead to jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and speech problems. Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct such issues. The surgeon makes minor cuts on the jawbone, intending to reposition it to the right or more natural position. They can use screws or plates to ensure proper alignment. This realignment improves jaw function and alleviates pain.

Tooth Extraction

Impacted or severely damaged teeth can cause localized jaw pain. Extraction of problematic teeth may be necessary to relieve discomfort. Wisdom teeth, in particular, are commonly associated with jaw pain when they become impacted or cause crowding. Removing such teeth helps alleviate pain and ensures you can chew and speak normally. Also, teeth severely damaged due to trauma or severe gum diseases must be removed. This is helpful to alleviate pain and prevent infection from spreading to other oral structures, such as the gums or the surrounding teeth.
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I had the best experience with Dr. Jeffrey Crowley & team. I was dealing with an embarrassing front tooth issue. Dr. Crowley & team took such great care of me. Very articulate and gentle. You can't tell the difference between my real teeth & the implant. I cried when I looked in the mirror, I got my smile back! - Rachael W.

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Dr. Jeffrey Crowley is proud to be an Oregonian. He was born in Alaska, but was raised on the Oregon Coast from a young age. While attending the University of Oregon he discovered a passion in caring for others. He obtained his dental degree at OHSU in 2013 while graduating with honors. He then was accepted into a very demanding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. There he trained at one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the Midwest for 6 years. His residency focused on oral surgery and anesthesia, but also included training in: medicine, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery/medicine. Dr. Crowley also completed a 1-year internship in general surgery and a medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
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The dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly exceptional in every way, providing a level of care and expertise that is simply unmatched. From the moment you walk through the door, you can feel the warmth and friendliness of the team, who are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whether you are in need of a routine consultation, a complex oral surgery procedure, or anything in between, you can trust that the team at Oral Solutions NW will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the best possible care. With their state-of-the-art facility and commitment to staying on the cutting edge of the latest dental technologies and techniques, the dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly setting the standard for excellence in oral surgery.
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