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How can having jaw surgery feel like?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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, your history and the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold and recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own doctor.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery type?: There are many types of jaw surgery, Corrective, cancer, dental, pre-prosthetic, TMJ. Best bet talk to the oral surgeon who should give you all necessary information. He won't? Get another surgeon.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is jaw surgery like?

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Dr. Kirk Yen
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can somebody tell me how can having jaw surgery feel like?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Jaw surgery?: You have supplied very little information in order to try to properly answer your question. There are many types of jaw surgery and the individual response to any treatment varies widely. This is something that you should personally discuss with your surgeon for any possible or planned surgery.

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