During maxillomandibular advancement, the lower and
upper jaw is separated from the skull and facial bones. They are then moved
forward in order to enlarge the space between the tongue and the soft palate.
Treated with Maxillomandibular Advancement:
Maxillomandibular advancement may be performed in
cases of obstructive sleep apnea.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to maxillomandibular advancement.
with Maxillomandibular Advancement:
Maxillomandibular advancement is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Maxillomandibular Advancement:
Possible risks following maxillomandibular
advancement include swelling, bruising, infection, bleeding, soreness, nerve
damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.