Jaw Surgery in Dawsonville, GA

When Is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

Jaw surgery is usually recommended for correcting severe bite problems, improving the way that the teeth fit together, and enhancing the balance and appearance of the face. It’s often used alongside orthodontics to correct the position of your bite and your teeth. Jaw surgery is also sometimes necessary as part of treating facial trauma. If you think that you need jaw surgery in Dawsonville or Gainesville, North Georgia Oral Surgeon is here to help. Contact us for an appointment today, and take the first steps toward the treatment you need. Call (706) 703-4323!

Jaw surgery in Dawsonville

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Jaw surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, so you will be fully unconscious throughout your entire procedure.

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Our Jaw Surgery Process: What To Expect


Consultation & planning

To begin the process, your oral surgeon in Dawsonville will meet with you and discuss all of your options for treatment, including jaw surgery. Jaw surgery is an invasive, complex procedure, so we will never recommend it unless it’s truly the best option for your needs.


Surgical procedure

If you’re approved for surgery, our Dawsonville team will develop a surgical plan. You’ll come back when this plan is complete, and undergo your surgical procedure. The specifics vary depending on the reason for your surgery, but it usually involves cutting into your jaw bone, aligning your jaws properly, and then fixing them in place once they're in the proper position.

Initial aftercare

You will spend 2-4 days in a hospital after your jaw surgery, in order to ensure that you’re healing and recovering properly. You’ll be monitored by nurses and doctors to make sure everything looks good.

Healing & recovery

If you’re recovering properly, you’ll be released after a few days at the hospital. Your oral surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions to follow as you heal and recover. It can take up to 12 weeks for your jaw to heal fully after your procedure.

Healing & Aftercare

If your treatment plan involves biopsies or oral surgeries, plan to give yourself a few days to heal after surgery. It is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort during the first 24 hours after your procedure. You can use ice packs to reduce swelling and take any medications as directed by your doctor to mitigate your discomfort. Be sure to stick to a soft food diet for the first 48 hours after surgery.

Benefits of Jaw Surgery At Our Dawsonville Practice

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Expert Surgical Team

Our team of oral surgeons is led by Dr. Abtin Shahriari (Dr. A), who has more than two decades of experience. He has performed thousands of procedures, ranging from simple outpatient treatment to complex facial reconstruction cases. With our team of experts, you can trust that you’re in good hands.

Advanced Technology

We use the latest technology such as digital x-rays and CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) to plan each and every surgical procedure. Along with our state-of-the-art operating rooms and our experienced surgical team, this guarantees the best outcome for your surgical procedure.

Comfort Comes First

Our office is a judgment-free zone. We’ll always make you feel welcome, and with sedation options including general anesthesia, you will not have to worry about feeling pain, anxiety, or discomfort during your jaw surgery at North Georgia Oral Surgeon.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Jaw Surgery?

This depends on the specifics of your condition. In general, our team will consider all other treatments before recommending jaw surgery, since it is complex, expensive, and invasive. In some cases, though, jaw surgery is the best option for correcting certain conditions like severe bite problems, eliminating chronic pain, or treating facial trauma due to a serious accident.

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What Is The Healing Process After Jaw Surgery?

After spending a few days in the hospital to make sure you’re recovering properly, you’ll be sent home to continue to heal. You will need to follow specific recovery instructions, and visit North Georgia Oral Surgeon as scheduled for follow-ups as you heal. Depending on your surgery, your jaws may be wired together for up to 6-8 weeks, so you may need to eat a liquid diet during this time.