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is jaw surgery worth it

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Day answered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery : Jaw surgery is designed to restore the proper bite and meshing of the teeth. In the long run this will preserve your teeth and lessen the chances of T ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Absolutely: Any tool that will enable the surgeon to have a better result is worth it. This is a major surgery so i would allow the surgeon to use any technology ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Not sure exactly what you mean by jaw surgery, but reconstructive surgery of the jaws, or orthognathic surgery, is very common and routine.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Upper or lower jaw: Upper jaw surgery will involve the sinus and the nasal cavity. Stuffy nasal congestion and drainage will occur and subside over the next week or two. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
How does it feel?: Questions that ask "what does it feel like when.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Maybe: If the jaw surgery is corrective, to correct malalignment of your jaws, then necessarily your appearance will be changed, usually for the better. Disc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: You would need to let us know what type of surgery you had.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Jaw Surgery: Questions that ask "how painful is.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, your history and ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Years: There may be a couple years of preparatory orthodontia prior to jaw surgery. Jaw surgery will typically take a few hours followed with a short hospita ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depend on type of Sx: If you have facial surgery to change the position of your jaw bones or facial cosmetic surgery then yes it will change the appearance of your face but ... Read More
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