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what is double jaw surgery

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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many steps: Usually the lower and the upper jaws are moved into the proper position to achieve the best bite and esthetics possible. Your orthodontist certainly ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Few things: I'm assuming you need this for jaw alignment. There is a lot that goes into this including orthodontics to correct your bite. You can expect to have ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op swelling: This varies widely from patient to patient. The doctor who would actually perform the surgery on you would be the best one to answer these types of qu ... Read More
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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery: It depends on a lot of things. But either your upper or lower jaw get repositioned during the surgery. Small titanium plates and screws are use to con ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Double vision can be caused by internal problems with the eye or with misaligned eyes. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to determine why y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery: Dentofacial deformity occurs as we age and unequal growth causes our upper and lower jaw bones to become misaligned. Surgery on the jaws will realign ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Double or Turkey: Many people refer to their necks or chins as having a double chin appearance or a waddler (like a turkey neck). The former can be treated with liposu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Jaw surgery: The average healing time is 4-6 weeks but varies with each person and depends on health factors.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Jaw surgery: Most situations are 4-6 weeks for full recovery; however everyone is different and this will vary depending on health factors.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Physician: Depends upon the surgeon's schedule.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: Depending on the degree of protrusion, the recovery can be very simple with just a few days of rest and soreness or it can be very complicated, requir ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Jaw surgery: In certain conditions, orthodontic treatment alone is inadequate to fix jaw position type problem that can occur in either upper or lower jaw. Orthogn ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The choice of corrective surgery(s) for double outlet right ventricle depends upon the associated structural abnormality (ies) inside of heart, e.g., ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Maybe nothing: Just having jaw clicking does not mean that there is anything wrong with the jaw. Clicking occurs at times due to just lax ligaments; treatment is re ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fix the fracture: Double vision probably means the fracture is large enough that it is causing orbital fat to escape through the fracture (usually down into maxillary s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Discuss with the surgeon who did the procedure as you should get a fix for no extra cost. Otherwise seek out an oculoplastic surgeon who can redo it ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Often covered.: Eyelid ptosis repair is often covered by medical insurance.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Questionable: 27y female agonizes re: surgical opinion about TMD & "jaw locking". Excision of TMJ disk advised. TMJ is a most delicate instrument. My ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Chronic sinus issues: Sinus surgery is done for a variety of reasons. The typical problems include chronic sinus infection, polyps, recurrent sinus infections and chronic f ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Outpatient: This (except in children) is usually done under local anesthesia. It works by shortening and lengthening the appropriate muscles to get the eyes in a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery: Believe it or not, not that painful. Most of the patients complain of stuffiness in the nose. But not pain.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlon Moore
29 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No harm with brushin: No. You couldn't move the jaws back even if you tried by brushing. In most cases the jaws are fixated with mini plates and screws.
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