For Jaw Problems in the Bay Area You Need an Orthognathic Surgeon

Orthognathic” is such a hard word – hard to say, hard to sell, weird! It comes from the Greek “gnathos” which means cheek or jaw, and “ortho” meaning straight. For practical purposes it means “jaw” as in “jaw surgeon.”Orthognathic Surgeon

Regardless of how you say it, if you are having any sort of jaw problems, then an orthognathic surgeon in the Bay Area is what you need. And that would be our Dr Alex Rabinovich. He is a highly qualified Bay Area jaw specialist with many years of practise under his belt, and he can use his skills to correct many types of deformity or other issues which can cause some major problems if they are not attended to.

Indeed, Dr Rabinovich has on occasions offered his services on an entirely voluntary basis in order to provide facial reconstruction surgery to children in need in underdeveloped countries.

Jaw problems that require the skills of an orthognathic surgeon in the Bay Area are often malocclusion which in simple terms is the result of unequal growth of the jaws, so resulting in an underbite or an overbite, both of which can be difficult to deal with. However, malocclusion can also be caused by tumors or trauma as the result of a car accident for instance. In addition, malocclusion can lead to gum disorders, severe headaches, and problems sleeping. Whatever the cause, the answer is to have jaw surgery in order to correct the issue.

TMJ Is Another Issue

Another issue is TMJ, which is an acronym for temporomandibular joint. We all have two of these, one on each side, and they are the joints which allow our lower jaw to open and close. If one or both of these complex joints should malfunction, it is referred to as temporomandibular dysfunction disorder, or TMD. This can lead to dizziness, earache, facial muscle tension, headaches, jaw-joint pain, and shoulder and back pain.

Unfortunately, TMD is often misdiagnosed and treated simply with pain relief. Some people have even been told that it is “all in your head” which is not exactly helpful.

If you are suffering from any of these sorts of problems, then you need an orthognathic surgeon in the Bay Area who can correctly diagnose the issue and provide the right surgery in order to solve it. That is why you need to see Dr Rabinovich. He provides all patients with a completely free consult, and he uses the very latest equipment which will give him the equivalent of a 3D X-ray of your jaw which enables him to ascertain exactly what the problem is and what is causing it.

Once he has done this, Dr Rabinovich will be able to draw up a treatment plan especially for you. Every patient is different, and you need the right surgery in order to correct the problem.