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Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mild-moderate

Usually very nicely controlled with pain medication.
Discuss this with your oral & maxillfacial surgeon.

In brief: Mild-moderate

Usually very nicely controlled with pain medication.
Discuss this with your oral & maxillfacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: After

The surgery is done under general anesthesia.
Today's techniques and post-surgical medications make your recovery less complex than it was just a few years back. You will be very sore for a few days, but the soreness rapidly dimities. The end result will be a miraculous change for the better.

In brief: After

The surgery is done under general anesthesia.
Today's techniques and post-surgical medications make your recovery less complex than it was just a few years back. You will be very sore for a few days, but the soreness rapidly dimities. The end result will be a miraculous change for the better.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You are asleep for the surgery.
When you wake up you will have pain (as you would for any surgery) but it can be managed with medication. You will need less medicine after the third day and you should not need any at all after a week.

In brief: No

You are asleep for the surgery.
When you wake up you will have pain (as you would for any surgery) but it can be managed with medication. You will need less medicine after the third day and you should not need any at all after a week.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends on many..

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is very routine for correction of an underbite.
It may involve moving the upper jaw forward or moving the lower jaw back, or both. The amount of pain depends on many factors (multifactorial) including your age, the actual operation, your experience with pain and your tolerance of pain. Many young healthy patients have little pain which is manageable.

In brief: It Depends on many..

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is very routine for correction of an underbite.
It may involve moving the upper jaw forward or moving the lower jaw back, or both. The amount of pain depends on many factors (multifactorial) including your age, the actual operation, your experience with pain and your tolerance of pain. Many young healthy patients have little pain which is manageable.
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. William Dabney
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw surgery pain

You will recieve pains meds that will help a lot.
Be prepared to stay out of action for 10-12 days.

In brief: Jaw surgery pain

You will recieve pains meds that will help a lot.
Be prepared to stay out of action for 10-12 days.
Dr. William Dabney
Dr. William Dabney
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw surgery

Most of the patients complain of stuffiness rather than pain.

In brief: Jaw surgery

Most of the patients complain of stuffiness rather than pain.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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