As your oral surgeon in Melbourne, FL, Dr. Sedaros utilizes state of the art technology and treatment options in order to provide you with the best possible care. Distraction osteogenesis is a fairly new treatment method for certain deformities and defects of the oral and facial skeleton.
Because distraction osteogenesis sounds like a mouthful, we’d like to take the time to explain exactly what it means. To put it simply, the term means the slow movement apart (distraction) of two bony segments in a manner such that new bone is invited to fill in the gap between the two segments. The distraction osteogenesis procedure is not any more involved than traditional procedures and is typically an outpatient procedure. This type of procedure is less invasive and therefore results in less pain and swelling than other similar surgeries.
If you’re curious whether you could benefit from distraction osteogenesis, contact our staff today to schedule your consultation with your oral surgeon in Melbourne, FL. We look forward to improving your oral and facial aesthetic and function.