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Problems That Come with Uneven Jaw Growth


Posted on 9/20/2018 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Problems That Come with Uneven Jaw GrowthMany reasons can cause uneven jaw growth. The bones in the jaw start developing in-utero and continue to grow as a child matures.

In some cases, this growth is interrupted by one or many external factors resulting in different rates of development of the upper and lower jaw. This is when an uneven or unequal jaw occurs.

Common Causes for Uneven Jaw

Our surgeons can determine the exact cause of an uneven jaw, and we can also tell our patients how long they have had the condition. Some of the most common reasons for an uneven jaw can be:

•  Birth defects
•  Surgery of the jaw or face
•  Developmental problems
•  Injury to the jaw or face

Issues with Uneven Jaw Growth

It is essential that our patients get adequately diagnosed as soon as possible if they have an uneven jaw growth because this condition can also be a sign of another illness. In general, people who suffer from an uneven jaw growth can have several problems including:

•  Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea
•  Uneven facial features
•  Uneven bite
•  Speech problems
•  A lisp
•  Difficulty chewing or biting
•  Uneven wear of teeth

Treatment for Uneven Jaw

The good news is that there are treatments available that can correct uneven jaw growth, but it is important to consult one of our surgeons as soon as possible. With the passage of time, the condition will only get worse.

Even in severe cases of uneven jaw growth, surgery to correct the problem will improve the patient's quality of life and things such as chewing, or speaking will come more naturally.

In some cases, we will recommend you see a speech therapist to help you, especially when the uneven jaw has been present for a long time. All in all, there are many surgical and non-surgical options to treat patients with uneven jaw growth.
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
MEET THE MADISON ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT TEAM AND SEE OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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Madison, WI 53713