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A 45-year-old member asked:

How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
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 the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold, reaction to medication ; recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own dr.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
Depends: Depends on the sugery you are asking about. Corrective jaw surgery for underbite. Jaw reconstructive surgery after cancer operation. With or without bone graft from hip to jaw. Best thing is to ask the oral surgeon to explain in detail.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Manageable: As you recover, you may have some pain. Your doctor will give you medicine to manage any pain. The pain following reconstructive jaw surgery is easily controlled with medication.
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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Not too bad: Reconstructive jaw surgery requires the surgeon to dissect around several of the "feeling" nerves in your head and face. These nerves temporarily shut down after surgery, thus producing some numbness. This numbness lessens the post operative discomfort
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Jaw surgery: Believe it or not, not that painful. Most of the patients complain of stuffiness in the nose. But not pain.
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