Central New England Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. John R. Kashmanian Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Corrective Jaw Surgery in Connecticut to Improve Quality of Life

The term orthognathic means to straighten the jaw. At Central New England Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, corrective jaw surgery is used to remedy certain structural misalignments affecting biting, chewing, or even breathing, especially following an injury.

Better Chewing for a Better Life

Whether from a sports injury, car accident, or heredity, people with a misaligned jaw can improve their quality of life thanks to surgical intervention. The benefits of orthognathic surgery include improved chewing and crushing of food for better overall digestion. A poor bite can't break up food properly. Often, people with this condition avoid eating some foods that are healthy or highly nutritious such as certain fruits, grains, or nuts.

Patients can also experience pain in jaw joints whenever the jaw is repeatedly moved to chew or speak. Excessive tooth wear and other dental issues also arise from this condition. Mouth breathing can be affected due to difficulty bringing the lips together. Corrective jaw surgery can effectively remedy these and other related disorders. Our specialists conduct tests to ascertain each patient's particular condition followed by a physician's recommendation for the most appropriate surgical treatment.

Maxillofacial Trauma and Fractures

Related services from Central New England Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants, and facial trauma surgery, especially from sports participation involving rough contact between players or equipment (pucks, balls, handlebars, etc.) Football, hockey, and baseball account for most injuries involving facial bones. The majority of therapeutic procedures are performed in-office under the guidance of a surgeon and anesthesiologist. Two office locations serve Southbridge, Massachusetts and nearby northwest Connecticut in Pomfret. Don't prolong the personal agony of jaw disorders. Contact us today.