There are many different reasons why someone would need a San Francisco oral surgeon. Sometimes it can be a matter of necessity, such as the result of injuries sustained in a car wreck. In that case you may have no choice of oral surgeon to carry out the necessary repairs. It is usually a case of the quicker the better.
However, there are many other reasons why you might need a San Francisco oral surgeon, and not all of them are for urgent reasons. For instance, you could have an overbite or an underbite, which quite a number of people do. This can be for as simple a reason as the jaw not growing correctly when you were a child growing into an adult. It is hardly your fault, but it can leave you with problems eating, because your teeth don’t fit together in the way that they should.
It may also cause your jaw to become extended further than is normal. Even if you have managed to handle problems with eating, it may very well have a serious psychological effect because it can leave you with the feeling that your face doesn’t “look right” or that somehow you don’t “fit in” with everyone else. Trust us, this happens quite often, and we know and understand the serious effect it can have on your life.
Snoring May Indicate A Deeper Problem
Sleep apnea may be another problem. If you snore a lot – as some 40 million Americans do – it can cause you to suffer from memory loss, fatigue, problems with breathing, and also hypertension which can ultimately lead to heart disease. It is often caused by an anatomic variation in the upper airway. Surgery for sleep apnea is an orthognathic surgery which repositions the jaws and which will solve the problem.
Another form of oral surgery is dental implants. These are the ideal way to replace any missing teeth, since the implant is inserted into the jawbone and the bone then grows around it and secures it so that it has the same effect as the original tooth root. A crown is then added to the implant and to all intents and purposes you have something which works in exactly the same way as the original.
All of these procedures are forms of oral surgery, and the most important thing is to insure that you get the best possible San Francisco oral surgeon. That would be a surgeon such as our Dr Alex Rabinovich who has many years of experience in all forms of oral surgery and is happy to provide you with a totally free consult.