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A 37-year-old member asked:

How painful is a jaw alignment surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Jaw surgery: Believe it or not, not that painful. Most of the patients complain of stuffiness in the nose. But not pain.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Orthognathic surgery may involve surgery in one jaw or both jaws. Any surgical procedure is usually accompanied with some level of pain. Pain perception and how individuals react and respond to pain varies from person to person.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It can be.: It depends on many factors but the short answer is , yes, it can be rough sailing for a few days. There is a fair amount of swelling and you will probably be on a liquid/blenderized diet for a few days at least.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is involved with jaw alignment surgery?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
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 connect them to the other bones. The procedure should sake from 2-4 hours. Procedure is done inside the mouth, therefore no visible scars.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Who does jaw alignment surgery?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Oral Surgeon: The oral surgeon is the one how do this procedure.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is jaw alignment surgery effective?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 12 years experience
Depends!: For the right indication, orthognathic surgery can be very effective to improve the cosmetics. If you have any doubts, get a second opinion from an orthodontist.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 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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