A 40-year-old member asked:
what is jaw surgery like?
2 doctor answers
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. Lower jaw surgery involves the lower nerve and possible numbness of the lip and chin. It usually subsides over 2 to 6 weeks. Amount of swelling varies but can be significant. Follow the post-surgery instructions completely. It is major surgery.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends on type: May types of jaw surgery, ranging from cancer surgery, TMJ surgery, bite correcting surgery, bone grafting, etc. Best advice, see an oral surgeon, ask very specific questions.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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