Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Alveolar Bone Graft
    Can be performed to allow the teeth to develop in the right place by putting bone in the socket or building up new bone for dental implants.

  • Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
    You may need this procedure if you experience jaw pain and find that your jaw is not moving like it should.

  • Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy
    A type of jaw surgery in which the lower jaw (mandible) is split bilaterally (moved forward or backward) to straighten it to a more balanced and functional position.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Cleft Lip/Palate Bone Graft
    It involves taking a small amount of bone from one place (usually the hip, head, ribs or leg) and placing it in the area of the cleft near the teeth.

  • Dental Appliances
    Dental appliances are devices that can be custom-made by a dentist or oral surgeon to fit your teeth and jaw.

  • Dental Implants
    To replace missing teeth due to tooth decay, an accident, gum disease or a failed root canal, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option.

  • Distraction Osteogenesis
    Distraction osteogenesis is an orthognathic surgical procedure used to stretch or expand bone in the jaw to correct a dentofacial deformity caused by congenital or developmental factors, or by trauma or disease.

  • Genial Bone Advancement Trephine
    GBAT is a surgical option for treating sleep apnea, a disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

  • Genioglossus Advancement
    The goal of this surgery is to try to enlarge the airway so that you can breathe easier while sleeping.

  • Le Fort Osteotomy
    When an abnormally positioned jaw is giving rise to malocclusion problems (a misalignment of teeth), Le Fort osteotomy is often recommended.

  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
    Maxillomandibular advancement is a surgical procedure in which your upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) are moved forward to correct a facial deformity or sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

  • Maxillomandibular Fixation
    Also described as "wiring the jaw shut," this procedure temporarily connects your upper and lower jaw by wires, elastic bands or metal splints so that your lower jaw can heal.

  • Occlusal Splints
    Occlusal splints are removable dental appliances (bite plates, night guards) molded to fit the upper or lower arches of your teeth to manage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, bruxism and sleep apnea.

  • Pillar Procedure
    The Pillar procedure is a relatively noninvasive procedure in which several tiny polyester implants are placed into the floppy portion of the roof of the mouth to treat sleep apnea.

  • Sinus Augmentation
    If you've lost bone in that area due to reasons such as periodontal disease, tooth loss or injury, you may be a good candidate for sinus augmentation and dental implants.

  • Sliding Genioplasty
    A type of cosmetic surgery that is used to improve the appearance of your chin due to a deformity, trauma or disease is known as sliding genioplasty.

  • TMJ Replacement
    A TMJ replacement involves fitting implants to the shape of your skull and lower jaw and replacing your jaw with these implants.

  • Teeth Extraction
    A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth performed by an oral surgeon.

  • Tongue Base Advancement with Hyoid Myotomy
    To try and correct the site of obstruction in the upper airway causing sleep apnea, a tongue base advancement with hyoid myotomy can be performed.

  • Tongue Base Somnoplasty
    In situations in which the tongue is felt to be only a minor contributor to your sleep apnea, tongue base somnoplasty can be performed.