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Are There Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Oral Maxillofacial Disorders?

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling while oral surgeon talksThere are nonsurgical treatment options for most oral maxillofacial disorders, which your orthodontist and oral surgeon will consider. Surgery is usually used for complicated cases when these options fail.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Oral Maxillofacial Disorders

Surgery is, in most cases, not the first consideration when treating oral maxillofacial disorders. Your oral surgeon, working with your orthodontist, will, in most cases, brief you on each of the available treatment options for your condition. While at it, they will look at the ups, downs, and chances of success in resolving your condition. Common nonsurgical treatment options for some disorders include:

Teeth Treatment Options

Depending on the condition and preference, there exist several nonsurgical teeth treatment options. Braces are used to straighten teeth, while veneers are used to improve the size, shape, and color of teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, are removable artificial teeth that replace missing teeth.

In addition, scaling and root planning: this nonsurgical treatment option entails the deep cleaning of the tooth root surfaces. Laser treatment is also commonly used to treat periodontal diseases and other gum diseases.

Jawbone Treatment Options

Medical chemicals such as denosumab are used to treat jawbone osteoporosis and related diseases. Injections are also used to reduce pain and inflammation in conditions involving muscle deterioration.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is commonly used in the alignment of the temporomandibular joint to foster strength, increase the range of jaw movement, and manage pain. This can improve the alignment of the jawbone and reduce stress.

Should I Be Considering Surgery Now?

If you have unsuccessfully tried some of these nonsurgical treatment options, then you should consider surgery. Surgical treatment options are based on sound diagnosis and assessment, which increases the chances of success. If your condition is an emergency, such as a fracture or a tumor, surgery may also be the best option. Also, conditions such as impacted teeth will cause problems later in life, and having surgery now is recommended.

Closing Remarks

Your dentist will often consider applicable nonsurgical treatment options before recommending surgery. However, some emergency or stubborn conditions will require prompt surgical intervention. Contact us today for consultation on various oral maxillofacial disorders.

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