If you live or work in San Francisco and are in need of any sort of jaw surgery, it is a complex procedure. You need a specialist surgeon, not just a general surgeon, because of the difficulties involved. Indeed, at Oral Surgery San Francisco, our Dr. Alex Rabinovich is one of the top-rated jaw surgeons in California, and it is as a result of the many years of training he has undergone in procedures of jaw surgery.
If you needed heart surgery, you would see a specialist heart surgeon, and if you needed brain surgery, you would see a brain surgeon. For oral surgery, you need a maxillofacial oral surgeon, which is the specialty of Dr. Rabinovich.
As one of the foremost top-rated jaw surgeons in California, Dr. Rabinovich carries out wisdom teeth extraction, which is a fairly common procedure. He also undertakes jaw surgery for facial trauma which can vary enormously depending on the extent of the damage caused. This can involve extensive surgery which may be carried out in several different surgeries needed over a period of time.
All Forms Of Oral Surgery
There is also surgery for TMJ disorder, oral pathology which can involve soft tissue lesions such as ulcers and bumps, and hard tissue lesions involving teeth or bone. Patients may require bone grafting, treatment for cleft lip or palate, or treatment for sleep apnea. Being one of the top-rated jaw surgeons in California, Dr. Rabinovich can also provide any cosmetic surgery required such as a facelift or neck lift, nose reconstruction, Botox and other dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, and other procedures.
Some people suffer from jaw problems such as malocclusion resulting in an overbite or underbite and as a consequence of unequal growth of the jaws. If this is only a minor issue, it can sometimes be managed by orthodontics, but more complex problems will result in not only a facial deformity but also loss of function. This requires orthognathic surgery in order to achieve the correct bite and at the same time produce a pleasing aesthetic appearance.
The surgery is undertaken under general anesthetic and requires an overnight stay in the hospital. It will also take between four and six weeks of recovery time before being able to return to work. Depending upon the problem on hand, surgery may be required on one or both jaws.
If you are in need of any sort of jaw surgery in San Francisco, you really do need to get a second opinion. Dr. Rabinovich is happy to provide all patients with a completely free consultation and examination when he can evaluate your condition give you his recommendations.