Thursday, 3 August 2017

Facial Asymmetry Correction In Kerala

Facial asymmetries consist of an imbalance between the homologous skeletal structures of the face. Most people present some degree of facial asymmetry, since a state of perfect symmetry is rare. This common asymmetry only becomes relevant when it is perceivable by the patient. In this situation, either orthodontic surgical correction or orthodontic treatment is normally chosen.

Causes For Facial Asymmetry

There are a number of reasons:

1. Sun damage
People who are exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially truck drivers have an asymmetry. What side of the car you are driving on determines what side of your face will be the worst affected.

2. Sleeping on your Side
Sleeping on your side has to cope with excessive weight (from the rest of your head) resulting in more strain and hence aging.

3. Injury
Any injury can change the way the muscles on one side of the face act, which can result in facial unevenness or asymmetry.

4. Uneven or Asymmetrical Muscles
We use one side of our face and body, hence using the same muscles leaving the other side idle. There come an uneven or asymmetry muscles clearly affecting the facial symmetry.

Factors to consider

  • Age of the patient
  • Severity of the existing Dentofacial deformity
  • The measured response to the orthopedics once a decision has been made to use them.

Treatment For Facial Asymmetry

There are different techniques as per the condition of the patient. There are several evaluation stages of the deformity to determine the technique to be used. Regular visits are required for the evaluation stage, taking proper instructions from the doctor.
Treatment during active facial growth, two options are considered:
Orthodontic functional appliances may be used to attempt to stimulate growth on the affected side, thus producing an equal growth.

Early surgery to improve facial appearance and facial growth , thereby reducing the severity of the adult deformity, followed by orthodontic treatment.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Inner Eye Corner Surgery In Kerala

The inner eye corner is generally covered by a patch of skin which is known as the Mongolian fold. In such case the distance between inner eye corners will be higher in comparison to the normal distance. The procedure is also known as Epicanthoplasty. This surgery is also reshaping these Mongolian folds. Inner eye corner surgery is very famous among the people who need bigger eyes. The surgery should be treated very carefully because inner eye corners are one of the most sensitive parts of the body.

An ideal candidate for inner eye corner surgery who
  • Has exceedingly small and round eyes
  • Like open or parallel double eyelids
  • Has exceedingly wide intraocular span
  • Has mild esotropia or cross-eye
  • Like extreme enlargement of the eyes
  • Potential complications during surgery
  • Excess correction
  • Scar hypertrophy
  • Exceedingly narrow intraocular span
  • Exposure of caruncle
In Epicanthoplasty procedure, the surgeon analyzes wideness of the inner eye corners to be cut as per the shape of the eyes. An incision will be made at the inner corner of the eyelids to perform the surgery. The surgery will sharpen the edges of the eyes and reshape the horizontal length of the eyes.

Benefits Of Eye-corner Surgery

Distinctly enlarges the eyes and shortens the intraocular span to make the eyes appear concentrated.
  • It adjusts the running direction and angle of the medial canthus
  • It avoids unevenness or bifurcation of medical canthal folds
  • It partially adjusts the appearance of esotropia.

Risks after Eye-corner Surgery

  • Scarring
  • Corneal irritation
  • Results are irreversible and not possible to restore in future
  • Possibility of permanent scars

JP Dentofacial and Implantology Clinic Thrissur is one of the best dental & facial plastic surgery clinics in Kerala. The surgeons of the clinic are qualified and highly skilled. The clinic provides best treatment facilities for inner eye corner surgery in the terms of quality and durability.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Say goodbye to jaw deformity

The jaw is the most common fractured bone in the human body. The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Sometimes because of direct force or  trauma to the mandible (jawbone) this TMJ can break, crack or become unhinged from the skull, this unhinging of the jaw is called dislocation. A fractured or dislocated jaw can create problems with eating and breathing.  For this, immediate medical attention is necessary to minimize complications and accelerate healing.

Causes of a Fractured or Dislocated Jaw

A facial trauma is the primary cause of a fractured or dislocated jaw. The jawbone will extend from the chin to behind the ear. The most common types of injury that can cause fractures or dislocations in the jawbone are:
  • physical assault in the face
  • sports injuries
  • vehicle accidents
  • accidental falls in the home
  • industrial or workplace accidents

Symptoms of a Fractured or Dislocated Jaw

Fractured Jaw: Experiencing pain, swelling, and bleeding are the most immediate symptoms of a broken jaw. The entire face will swell and the jaw become painful and stiff.  In some people bleeding from the mouth can occur, because of  difficulties in breathing and the blood flow may sometimes block the airways. The patient may experience severe pain, tenderness, numbness and bruising when chewing or speaking. Fractured jaw can cause other abnormalities with the shape of the face. Sometimes, The impact of the injury could may cause loosened or lost teeth

Dislocated Jaw: Symptoms  of a dislocated jaw can be different than those of a broken jaw.  The patient experience severe pain and  it become worse when moving mouth or body.

The other symptoms of a dislocated jaw include the following:
  • Speaking may be difficult.
  • The jaw might appear abnormal by jutting out too much, as in an overbite
  • The teeth don’t line up normally and your bite feels strange
  • An abnormal bite prevents from closing mouth completely

JP Dentofacial and Implantology Clinic is a leading hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology. The clinic offers advanced Jaw Fracture Surgery,  Maxillofacial Surgery and  all Dental Treatments in Thrissur under the expertise of the renowned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Philip Mathew.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Look Beautiful And Feel Confident With Dentofacial Deformity Correction

Dentofacial deformity is a commonly found disorder in people, resulting from the imbalance in the size, position, shape or orientation of the bones constituting the upper and lower jaws. The issues of dentofacial deformities were detected and treatments sorted more than a century ago. The disorder can be successfully treated now, with the help of Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (BSSRO).

Signs or Symptoms Associated with Dentofacial Deformity

Dentofacial deformity is a name used to classify several disorders and irregularities that are described below.
  • Upper jaw deficiency – upper jaw deficiency is an irregularity that can be detected from childhood. Here the upper jaw appears to be smaller than the lower jaw.
  • Long face and gummy smile – an irregularity caused due to extended gums which are bigger than teeth and gives the look of a longer shaped face.
  • Short face deformity – the face appears to be short due to a jaw irregularity.
  • Jaw asymmetry – an irregularity caused due to disproportionate jaws.

  • Open bite – an irregularity that occurs when the teeth in upper and lower jaw do not meet. This irregularity leaves a gap in teeth disabling the ability to close mouth completely.
  • Lower jaw recession – the lower jaws appear to be behind its original position in this irregularity. 
  • Lower jaw protrusion – the lower jaw protrudes from its original position in this deformity. 
  • Lower jaw fracture – this is a case of dentofacial deformity that are caused due to accidents. Here the bone or jaw structures are impaired due to fracture of the bones.

Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformity

The type and extent of dental deformity can be diagnosed with the help of X-Rays, dental models, photographs or through clinical examination. In cases of sleep apnoea related to the deformity, sleep studies are also done.

The deformities can be visible from birth or starts to show after adolescence, when the bone structures are fully grown.

Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

The procedure involves a surgical procedure when the bone structures are repaired and restructured to correct the deformity and thereby restoring the facial aesthetics. 

One of the leading centres of implantology and maxillofacial surgery in the state, JP Dentofacial and Implantology clinic offers expert treatment under the expertise of Dr. Philip Mathew.
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Monday, 6 March 2017

Is There Beauty In Face Symmetry?

Face is the most distinguishable part in our body. Any kind of irregularity in them are easily noticeable. Face asymmetry can be define as dissimilarity in both halves of the face. It can affect the overall beauty depending upon its intensity. The basic reason for facial asymmetry is the dissimilarity in the skeletal system or bone structure, there are other reasons as well.  With the advent of procedures like face asymmetry treatment or surgery these are not an issue anymore.  

Types of face asymmetry 

  • Dental asymmetry - here the set of teeth on lower and upper jaw are asymmetric to each other, causing issues in chewing and talking. This needs surgical intervention in adults. In children below 4 years, it can be corrected through basic exercises. 
  • Skeletal asymmetry – mainly occurring as an asymmetry in jaws or cheeks. These can be corrected only by surgery , where the shape of face can be changed as well. 
  • Muscular asymmetry – it is an asymmetry of the muscular structure which causes disruption in functions. In this case the patient will feel  difficulty in chewing and other functions. 
  • Functional asymmetry – it is not found in common and requires advanced and complicated surgeries for correction. 

Treatments for face asymmetry

Face asymmetry treatment or surgery involves the following techniques: - 
  • Radiography - Utilises panoramic therapy options for treatment 
  • Cephalogram - This x-ray procedure is used to assess the relation of the teeth in the jaws, jaws to the skull and the soft tissues to the teeth and jaws. 
  • Anterior Projection - It is one of the latest and effective invention  in the treatment of facial asymmetry.

JP Dentofacial and Implantology Clinic under the expertise of the renowned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Phillip Mathew offers advanced implantology, maxillofacial surgery and dental treatments in Thrissur, Kerala, India. Face asymmetry treatment or surgery is one of the most popular services provided by the clinic. In addition to orthognathic surgeries, they also specialise in Rhinoplasty, Inner eye corner surgery, TMJ surgeries and so on. Advanced infrastructure and laser treatment methods assist it in offering the most painless treatments. 

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Monday, 9 January 2017

How to Fix Your Improper Bite ?

Bite Correction
is the main treatment to attain maximum health, yet it has been rarely considered. Nobody knows about the bite correction problems and if there is a tooth decay and gum disease they are only considered as dental issues. If this issue is left untreated many possibilities will arise to nutrient deficiency.
Bite correction can be Categorized as Overbite, underbite, open bite, Buck teeth correction. 

Overbite: In this case of a problem, the upper front teeth extended too far over the lower front teeth causes the lower front teeth to bite into the mouth roof. The treatments are orthodontics braces, jaw surgery, facelift dentistry.
Underbite: In the case of underbite, the lower front teeth are present front of the upper front teeth. The non-surgical treatment for underbite correction is expanding the upper jaw, reverse-pull face mask, chin caps, and cosmetic options.
Openbite: Proper chewing is prohibited by open bite where the upper and lower front teeth will never overlap. Thumb sucking is considered to be the main cause for an open bite. 
  • Openbite Anterior- it is caused by forward tongue thrust. It requires ongoing retainer wear to prevent the tongue from pushing the teeth open again. 
  • Openbite Posterior- It is caused by strong sideways tongue thrust by preventing the back teeth from touch. Retainers are critical in maintaining this correction. Sometimes open bite correction involves with a surgical closure. There is a surgical procedure to reposition the upper jaw and to close the bite.
Buck Teeth: Projection of an upper tooth on the lower lip. It is a form of dental misalignment which is common among adults and children. It is corrected by using braces (bands, brackets, wires), using Invisalign, a series of plastic removable orthodontic trays called aligners which are used to correct mild or minor projection. Finally, surgery is suggested to push the maxilla behind or pushing mandible front.
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Thursday, 10 November 2016

TMJ Disorder Treatment in Thrissur

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects jaw to temporal bones of the skull that are present in the front of the each ear. A TMJ helps to move the jaw up and down, yawning, eating, and talking. TMJ Disorder is TMJ and muscle disorders, which are caused by the group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the muscles which control jaw movement and dysfunction in the jaw joint.

Causes of Temporomandibular Joint disorder:
  • Injuries in the jaw, head and neck muscles and in the TMJ
  • With a lot of pressure grinding the teeth
  • Stress that tightens the jaw and facial muscles
  • Arthritis in the TMJ

TMJ disorder symptoms:
  • Severe pain, swelling, and discomfort in the jaw joint, face, in or around the ears, neck & shoulder while chewing, speaking and opening mouth wide.
  • Sounds like clicking, grating occurs while opening and closing the mouth.
  • Trouble in chewing, swallowing and discomfort bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together properly.
  • Face will have dullness and tiredness
  • Dizziness, toothache, headache, tinnitus, and earaches
  • Muscles stiffness in the jaw
  • The Realization of symptoms at the right time is very vital to get the help from the dentist for a correct treatment.

TMJ disorder treatments:

Generally, NSAID is prescribed for pain and swelling. Muscle relaxants, anti-depression for stress are prescribed as add-ons for the patients’ problem.

Surgical management of Temporomandibular Disorders:

Before going for surgery, the patient’s conditions are keenly monitored by the dentist and the surgeons and a thorough check-up is carried out. The treatment plans may vary based on the type of TMJ disorder and problems. Surgeon’s main motto is that the patient should not suffer before and after the surgery. Recovery time depends on the severity of the disorder and surgeries. TMJ disorder surgeries are generally done in these cases:
  • A locked jaw is opened only with the help of TMD surgery.
  • The open surgeries are preferred for the tumors in the jaw joint.
  • Open-joint surgery is done for the bone chips.
  • When bony structures that reduce to a great extent in the jaw bones is suggested for TMJ surgery.
The TMJ disorder surgeries are adopted by patients after knowing their exact problem and treatment procedure with the dentists and surgeons.
JP Dentofacial & Implantology in Thrissur, Kerala is a well-renowned centre for the dental, maxillofacial surgery, and Implantology. Dr. Philip Mathew MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Chief Physician treats all kinds of patients with the dental and maxillofacial problems. TMJ surgery cost in India depends on the city, treatment, and standard of the hospital. We provide treatments to the patients at a reasonable cost.

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