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Jaw Surgery

Some irregularities, injuries, and misalignment of the jaws cannot be resolved by an orthodontist.

In these cases, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson can perform corrective jaw surgery to improve the function of your lower and upper jaw.

Learn how our practice serving Garland and Logan, UT, can help you through orthognathic surgery...

Improve Form and Function

Orthognathic surgery can improve the shape and positions of the lower and upper jaw when an orthodontist alone cannot provide a solution to your needs:
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Upper Jaw

Maxillary osteotomy can resolve a bite that does not full close (open bite) or severe misalignment (crossbite). It can also correct underdevelopment of the mid-face for improved aesthetics.

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Lower Jaw

Mandibular osteotomy can treat underbites and other malocclusion, as well as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Like upper jaw surgery, it can also have aesthetic benefits.

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Chin

Genioplasty addresses naturally occurring irregularities or effects of injuries to the chin. In some cases, it can be performed for the sole purpose of revising the shape of the chin for improved aesthetics.

Maxillofacial Surgery Helps Thousands Every Year

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Whether you're interested in dental implants or maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Anderson and his team can help. With office locations in Logan and Garland, we are here to help those in need of advanced oral rehabilitation or dental surgery achieve the relief they need and deserve.

Dr. Anderson has been in practice for more than 24 years. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is a diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

For more information about dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and other ways we can improve your dental health, contact Dr. Anderson's surgical offices online. You can also reach our practice by phone at:

(435) 755-5000

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From complex jaw surgery to dental implants, Dr. Anderson and his staff are here to meet your needs in Logan and Garland, UT.

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Who Cares About the People of Logan and Garland, UT

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Karina Zarco

2020

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Dr. Gregory and his wife are great people. Saw him after hours for a locked jaw and he went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and making sure I understood what caused it/ how to help it. Very friendly, very kind, very admirable. Glad I met him!

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David Yonemura

2017

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Doctor Greg and his staff took me in within 3 hours from a phone call from my Dentist that wasn't able to extract 2 teeth that was badly infected and causing me alot of pain. I would tell anyone who's in need of an Oral Surgeon, call Greg Anderson's Office and secudule ASAP!

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The Benefits

Undergoing corrective jaw surgery at our Logan or Garland offices can allow you to experience:

An Enhanced Appearance

Adjusting the alignment of your upper and lower jaw can achieve better facial symmetry and help you feel more confident in your appearance.

Improved Function

When your teeth meet properly and comfortably, you can experience improved oral function, making it easier to chew and speak. In some cases, a surgical solution must be combined with orthodontics to achieve proper alignment.

Unobstructed Breathing

Orthognathic surgery allows patients to maintain a clear airway during sleep. When less invasive methods fail, surgery can help you achieve restful sleep and avoid serious health conditions such as heart disease.

Improve the Function and Appearance of Your Jaw by Undergoing Orthognathic Surgery

Jaw misalignment prevents teeth from meeting properly. An improper bite causes pain and difficulty chewing. Corrective surgery incises the bone and adjusts the jaw for improved alignment. Pins hold changes in place while the bone heals.

What to Expect

Below is a general overview of what to expect during orthognathic surgery. Depending on the type of procedure you need, we will offer a detailed explanation of your surgery during a consultation at our Logan or Garland offices.

Initial Consultation

Dr. Anderson will perform a full exam using digital x-rays and the latest imaging technology. He will discuss symptoms and your medical history, as well as any additional concerns you may have.

Anesthetic and Sedation

As with dental implant surgery, local anesthetic is administered to eliminate pain during the procedure. In most cases, we will also administer general anesthesia.

The Surgical Procedure

During the procedure, Dr. Anderson will create incisions inside the mouth in order to access and alter jawbone tissue. If any incisions outside the mouth are necessary, they will be created in a way that results in minimal and discreet scarring. 

Recovering from Surgery

Although this is an outpatient procedure, you may need a few hours of recovery and observation before you are cleared to go home. In general, it can take up to 12 weeks to become completely healed following jaw surgery. Depending on the extent of your surgery and other factors, Dr. Anderson will advise when to return to work, school, exercise, and other everyday functions.

5-Star Review

"I was visiting my 84 year old dad in Utah. He had an inflamed and swollen area in his upper left jaw. It was a Friday morning and I called Dr. Anderson's office to make an appointment and they got us in immediately that same afternoon. Dr. Anderson was very thorough and took his time to take steps to get my dad out of pain. His staff was very professional and caring. Excellent customer customer service by Dr. Anderson and his awesome team." Kelly Bridenstine

Take a Closer Look  at Corrective Jaw Surgery

Jaw misalignment causes pain and discomfort. Using an incision, your dentist realigns your jaw. Secure hardware holds the final result in place.

Our Sedation Options

Patients are often concerned that jaw surgery will be painful. Our office offers four forms of sedation/anesthesia to help patients relax and make the treatment virtually painless.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used to numb the mouth so that you don't feel the orthognathic procedure. Unlike IV sedation and general anesthesia, local anesthesia does not affect the mind and body. It cannot calm nerves, only eliminate pain.

General Anesthesia

Our oral surgeons will often recommend general anesthesia for orthognathic jaw surgery since it's such an extensive procedure. The patient is completely unconscious during the surgery, allowing for a virtually painless and anxiety-free experience.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is often combined with local anesthesia. Similar to general anesthesia, IV sedation helps calm nerves. However, the patient is conscious throughout the procedure, even though they likely won't remember the treatment after surgery. 

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide helps the mind and body relax but does not provide pain relief. Since nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation we offer, our oral surgeon won't recommend it for extensive procedures like jaw surgery.

See Which Sedation Option is Right for You

In practice since 1994, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson will use his experience as an oral surgeon to determine which sedation option is right for your jaw surgery. On top of providing thorough service and effective results, our fees are 20-25% less than surrounding dental offices in Logan and Garland, UT.

If you need to speak with a skilled oral surgeon who keeps surgical fees affordable, contact our offices in Logan or Garland, UT. You can also give our practice a call:

(435) 755-5000

Five Star Patient Reviews "If I could give six stars, I would."

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Kevin Gidley

2019

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The staff here are incredible. As far as health coverage is concerned, they go above and beyond to get your procedure approved. Sandra was literally on the phone with my insurance company for three straight hours. She gets it done! It's refreshing to see a medical office work so hard on behalf of their clients. I would never have been able to afford this surgery out-of-pocket. If I could give six stars, I would.

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Christine Forman

2022

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Dr Anderson has wonderful bed side manors and always lets me know the pros and cons of what I dealing . Very intellectual and listens to your wants and needs and fears . He makes you feels safe and explains the procedures as he does them . His staff is well trained and very nice and understanding of situations and makes you feel at home I highly recommend him to anyone . Thanks again

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve your quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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