TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint (hinge of the jaw) is a very unique joint with multiple complexities not seen in other joints. On occasion, TMJ abnormalities can create symptoms such as mild headaches to severe pain and inability to move your jaw joint. A consultation is necessary to figure out the cause of your symptoms. Learn more about TMJ surgery.
The upper (Maxilla) and lower (Mandible) jaws don’t align properly. If you have such a discrepancy, then you may need to work with an orthodontist as well as our doctors to coordinate the ideal alignment. Learn more about orthognathic surgery.
Obstructive Sleep apnea (OSA) is the inability to oxygenate properly during sleep due to an obstruction. This leads to low oxygen levels and can cause further medical problems with a significantly increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. This is a very serious condition that needs careful attention and treatment. Learn more about sleep apnea treatment.
Severe facial injuries can be seen in a variety of circumstances, with car accidents and sports injuries being the leading cause. Immediate attention is typically required in the majority of causes of maxillofacial trauma. If broken bones are involved and displaced, the fractures must be returned to the original position and stabilized until the healing process is complete. Learn more about facial trauma treatment.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and palate is the most common facial deformity. Children with cleft lip can suffer from other serious consequences in addition to it affecting their appearance - this includes the ability to suckle and swallow as well as proper vocalization. The procedure typically takes place within a few months of the baby’s life and is important to aid with further development. Learn more about cleft lip and palate treatment.
ORAL SURGERY SPECIALISTS OF AUSTIN
Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS