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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
See ophthalmologist: You may have damage to the branch of the facial nerve that closes the eyelids. This is called Bell's palsy.Frequent artificial tears and LacriLube oin ... 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Prepare well: Your surgical team repeats this type of surgeries for many patients. They are very aware of post-surgery pain and how to help you with it. If you tend ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Bite off?: I assume the dentist adjusted your bite to be even with your other teeth. If this is the case it should take only a day or two to feel better. If the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
See surgeon : Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask your: Surgeon.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
The journey...: Normal healing from wisdom tooth extraction includes some ongoing bleeding, swelling, pain and soreness. Depending on the complexity and other risk fa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Call Dr: You need to call your surgeon immediately.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Serious: You have some serious joint issues from someone so young. I'm not sure about the training, experience and competency of dentist in your country and s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: The removal of impacted wisdom teeth can be very traumatic. Some are in such positions that it requires extended surgical time and more invasive techn ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Can't tell all of the details, but you might be developing airway obstruction.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Other cause?: Not all shoulder pain arises from the shoulder. Possibly referred pain from the neck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Chin implants: Chin implants are more for cosmetic concerns and will not resolve jaw pain. Please see a dentist to determine if your problem is dental related. AllAl ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knots can squeak: It is not uncommon to get some squeaking from the knots that are used to secure the repaired tissue back in place via the 6 anchors you described. Thi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ant Disc displace: Sounds like you still have anterior disc displacemnt without reduction. When the arthoscopies were performed, did they perform disc plication and pul ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possibly: Malunited fractures can be improved surgically. The bone needs to be re-fractured (actually, cut = osteotomy) and then placed in correct alignment and ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Tmj: The process of getting your wisdom tooth extracted may -having your mouth wide open for so long--may have irritated your left jaw at the temporomandib ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: Not sure what you mean by "double jaw surgery", but clenching hard for 3 months will both wear down your teeth and cause stress in the muscles and lig ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pace
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No vertical length: When you get a jaw surgery that advances the lower jaw forward, it can make the "chin to throat distance" longer and enhance the appearance of a tight ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
2 separate problems: 1. Neck and lower head pain. See your PCP. 2. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after ... Read More
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