Jaw Surgery - Excelsior & Minnetonka, MN

Distinctive Patient Care in Jaw and Soft Tissue Surgery

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The Importance of Jaw Surgery

Jaw and soft tissue surgery addresses a variety of ailments affecting speech, swallowing, facial structure, and the placement of the jaw. Facial Designs, P.A. has helped patients all over the Excelsior and Minnetonka, MN area address a variety of soft and hard tissue ailments through corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Roderick VanSurksum is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the training and experience to ensure the success of your surgery. Postponing the correction of soft and hard tissue ailments can lead to greater problems in the future and negatively impact your quality of life. Jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery is necessary for issues that cannot be solved with orthodontics. Jaw surgery should be done once growth is completed, usually 14 to 16 years old for girls and 17 to 21 years for boys, however other corrective surgeries cane be accomplished earlier. If you or your child are suffering from jaw issues, our office can help you! Simply schedule your consultation to learn how our customized treatment plans can change your life for the better.

Our Jaw Surgery Treatments

A cleft lip or cleft palate are common birth abnormalities resulting in the incomplete formation of the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth, requiring corrective surgery. The surgery is typically conducted before two years of age and results in the reconstruction of the lip and palate to a more normal appearance.
A frenectomy is a simple procedure that resolves a lip or tongue tie resulting from a tight frenum, the connective tissue joining two areas of the mouth. Frenectomies are most performed on babies to prevent feeding and speech issues. In adults, a frenectomy can resolve a tight frenum that pulls too much on the gums, causing gaps and gum recession.
Palate surgery is a corrective procedure address an obstruction in the area behind the soft palate. These obstructions can lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Your surgeon will create more room in the upper throat to help improve breathing while you sleep.
An impacted canine occurs when the tooth cannot grow into the dental arch because it is trapped beneath the gum or bone tissue and unable to fully erupt. Impacted canines are corrected with simple procedure of opening the area and moving the tooth into place. Orthodontics may be necessary to carefully guide the tooth.
Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, addresses irregularities of the jaw bones by realigning the jaw and teeth to improve function. Jawline surgery can help with biting, chewing, facial asymmetry, TMJ, facial injury, and jaw closures.
This surgery specifically addresses the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinge-link joint between the skull and the jawbone. Patients with TMJ disorder suffer from pain and stiffness while talking and chewing. TMJ surgery will help restore function and ease symptoms.

Trust Us with Your Care

Finding an oral surgeon, you trust with your care can feel overwhelming. Dr. VanSurksum has the experience and training you need no matter how complicated the case. Depending on the complexity, our surgeries are conducted under sedation to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed. At Facial Designs, P.A. we believe the costs of treatment should not hold you back from dental care. We strive to make our treatments affordable and utilize the tools of our in-house lab to minimize costs. We work with a variety of insurance carriers and financing firms to help make treatment costs affordable. Our team is here to advise you on the best way to maximize your insurance benefits and use our financing services. As the premier smile design center in the area, we can show you the results of corrective surgeries thanks to our digital smile design software, allowing you to make informed decisions about your care. Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more!
Dr. Rod VanSurksum

Change Your Life with Jaw Surgery!

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