Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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