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What are jaw surgery complications?

What are jaw surgery complications?

Jaw surgery: Infection, bleeding, swelling are common . Numbness, malocclusion, relapse are uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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Are there any scary complications associated with jaw surgery?

Are there any scary complications associated with jaw surgery?

Complications: Risks and potential complications of jaw surgery are extensive but rare and not really scary. They include sensory nerve injury with resultant numbness of the skin of the face, damage to teeth with potential loss of one or more teeth, TMJ problems, failure of the bone to heal, malocclusion or bad bite requiring prolonged orthodontic treatment, need for additional surgery to remove hardware, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: jaw surgery?

What is the definition or description of: jaw surgery?

Jaw surgery: The question is somewhat vague, but jaw surgery could be defined as surgery on the jaw. Could be upper or lower jaw. Could be reconstructive jaw surgery such as orthognathic surgery, which involves making bone cuts, or osteotomies, in the jaws to reposition them into a more harmonious relationship, and holding them in their new position with titanium plates and screws. Also jaw trauma or cancer. ...Read more

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What might lead to having jaw surgery and is it worth it?

What might lead to having jaw surgery and is it worth it?

Functional/cosmetic: Function - if you teeth/jaw don't fit. Better chewing function can improve. Cosmetic - underbite/overbite. Better facial balance. Pathological - cancer or other disease. Cure. See oral surgeon for expert advice. ...Read more

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

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

Vague question: There are many types of jaw surgery. The best approach would be to see an oral surgeon who can examine you, discuss options and the details about any surgery. ...Read more

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Could an underbite jaw surgery really hurt?

Could an underbite jaw surgery really hurt?

Surgery hurts: There's no getting around it. Much less problematic today than just a few years ago because of improvements in surgical techniques and medications. Sometimes there's no choice, it's the only way to resolve your problem. Having one jaw not match the other is like having one leg shorter than the other, eventually everything gets thrown off. Talk to BOTH qualified Orthodontic and Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can i get jaw surgery to fix an under-bite?

Yes: Orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery performed usually in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct a mismatch in the jaws related to a skeletal problem. A detailed examination and workup by an orthodontist, working together with a surgeon will result in a comprehensive treatment plan to properly correct your bite problem. ...Read more

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Could jaw surgery make my neck look longer?

No vertical length: When you get a jaw surgery that advances the lower jaw forward, it can make the "chin to throat distance" longer and enhance the appearance of a tight neck, long jaw line, and the youthful look. This may also give the appearance of a longer neck, but this does not make the neck vertically longer. That would require making you taller in the cervical spine and i'm not aware of such a surgery. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is corrective jaw surgery?

Could you explain what is corrective jaw 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 your jawbones to a correct and functional relationship. Usually done in coordination with orthodontics to correct compensations in tooth position by the poor jaw position. Most surgery is done intraorally, and under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is there any medical benefit to underbite jaw surgery.

Is there any medical benefit to underbite jaw surgery.

Many: Yes, Better overal occlusion and chewing efficiency. Opens airway to decrease breathing problems. Helps maintain dental and periodontal health. Enhanced esthetic balance of face. Possible decrease in TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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How much time can swelling last following double jaw surgery?

How much time can swelling last following double jaw surgery?

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 questions. ...Read more

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Could clenching hard 3 months post op double jaw surgery shift the jaws/ bite?

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Could clenching hard 3 months post op double jaw surgery shift the jaws/ bite?

Not possible: Oftentimes, you may find yourself clenching and grinding your teeth in the middle of the night; this is not unusual. However, braces are preventing your teeth and bite from shifting. ...Read more

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Is jaw surgery necessary for an underbite as an adult? Do I have any other options?

Is jaw surgery necessary for an underbite as an adult? Do I have any other options?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the skeletal malrelationship. Some underbites can be treated with tooth movement alone. Others require reorienting the jaw relationship. Please go see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an Initial Examination (usually free) and a discussion of the severity of your malocclusion and your treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for corrective jaw surgery to make my chin look smaller and rounder? How safe is it?

Is it possible for corrective jaw surgery to make my chin look smaller and rounder? How safe is it?

It depends: It really depends on what your problem is and what type of surgery you are contemplating. The chin would be changed by moving your lower or upper jaw, but can be independently reshaped depending on your needs. ...Read more

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I am having a double jaw surgery to adjust my under-bite. Would this be considered a routine surgery?

Depends: That all depends on what you would consider "routine". From the surgeon's standpoint, it might be routine, but from your's-far from it. It is a not uncommon surgery, but complex in nature. The results are usually quite remarkable, and I have never had a patient who has gone through this have any regrets. As you recover, keep your focus on the end result-it will improve your future quality of life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure along with jaw surgery will help me face be short round and feminine?

Can you tell me about procedure along with jaw surgery will help me face be short round and feminine?

Consider: Consider Orthodontic consultation with a qualified Orthodontist along with the jaw surgery. Also seek consultation with a qualified Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more

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Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago, tonight ate hard strawberries. My mandible felt a bit odd where the plates would be, could jaws have shifted?

Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago, tonight ate hard strawberries. My mandible felt a bit odd where the plates would be, could jaws have shifted?

Enjoy eating,: If you haven’t been able to eat solid food yet, it is about time, start now. Even if the task of eating involves mashing soft food up against the roof of your mouth or tongue, do it anyway. You’ll never gain your strength back on liquid or soft food alone. Enjoy eating, breathing and keep smiling. ...Read more

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I'm curious if you need braces for double jaw surgery?

Usually yes: Most patients do undergo orthodontic treatment to properly align the teeth in each jaw before undergoing double jaw surgery. A consultation with the appropriate records and clinical examination with an orthodontist and surgeon can advise you of what may be necessary to undergo orthognathic surgery to correct your problem. ...Read more

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What are jaw surgery complications?

Jaw surgery: Infection, bleeding, swelling are common . Numbness, malocclusion, relapse are uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Jaw Surgery (Definition)

The question is somewhat vague, but jaw surgery could be defined as surgery on the jaw. Could be upper or lower jaw. Could be reconstructive jaw surgery such as orthognathic surgery, which involves making bone cuts, or osteotomies, in the jaws to reposition them into a more harmonious relationship, and holding them in their new position with titanium plates and screws. Also ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more