Facial Surgery at Denver Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Schacht's training includes the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. It also includes the differential diagnosis of the head, neck, and facial pain. This comprehensive knowledge affords the patient the ability to regain normal function while eliminating pain.
Dr. Schacht is experienced in correcting jaw, facial bone and facial soft tissue problems left as the result of trauma or removal of pathology. This surgery which restores form and function often includes moving skin, bone, nerves, and other tissues from other parts of the body to reconstruct the jaws and face.
Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct developmental growth abnormalities of the jaws and facial bones. Patients with these abnormalities usually present with a malocclusion. These problems can affect not only chewing but speech and the overall health of the individual as well as the aesthetic appearance of the face. Surgical treatment is usually conducted in combination with orthodontics. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the jaws are moved to the correct position, not only to improve the patient's occlusion but to restore normal facial appearance as well.