Jaw surgery is a cosmetic surgery that corrects irregular jaw bones and allows the jaw bones to fit together properly.
People use these types of surgeries as a result of:
- Improper defects in the jaw bones.
- Or asymmetry in the jaw structure.
- Or some bone malformations in the temporal jaw joint that may lead to problems in chewing.
Other reasons a person may use to correct jaw defects, re-orthodontic, and eliminate deformities or birth defects.
At our value Dent clinic, you can perform jaw surgery and get the result you aim for.
Our center includes the best plastic surgeons specializing in the jaw and dental surgery.
In addition, the surgical procedure is carried out in the presence of the latest medical equipment and techniques.
Who are the candidates for jaw surgery?
Jaw orthopedic surgery is a good choice for the following cases:
- People with a twist of the lower jaw as a result of a congenital defect from birth.
- People with difficulty closing their mouths easily or difficulty chewing food normally due to a deviation in the lower jaw.
- People who have an inconsistent oral size with the rest of the face.
- People who suffer from fractures or malformations of the jaw bones due to negligence and errors caused by birth.
- People who have undergone surgery to remove malignant tumors in the jaw bones, after completing their treatment program, the doctor will put in place a surgical plan to compensate for any defect in the jaw bones.
- People with sleep respiratory arrest such as difficulty breathing and snoring while sleeping.
- Severe headaches associated with jaw pains.
Advantage of jaw surgery.
There are several advantages of jaw surgery, that you will see in the recovery period after you have finished the operation.
Here are the most important features:
- Helps restore the natural shape of the upper jaw and lower jaw, improving overall tooth appearance and positively affecting the person’s mental health and increased confidence in himself and his appearance.
- The jaw function is restored normally, now the person can chew and speak normally unlike before.
- The operation is done without complications often, as long as the doctor’s instructions are followed and the operation is carried out by a skilled specialist doctor.
Advice before jaw surgery.
When you go to your doctor before the operation, he will advise you of some advice to follow.
Here are the top tips:
- When you go to the dentist, you will determine whether you are a potential candidate for jaw surgery or not.
- Avoid medicines that may increase blood liquidity during the period before your surgery.
- Maintain good oral hygiene, as this reduces the risk of infection and helps ensure a successful surgery.
- It is best to have a discussion with the doctor about everything related to surgery.
On the day of operation.
Jaw surgery takes about 1 _3 hours and is performed by the following steps:
- The doctor performs total anesthesia for the patient.
- The whole process is inside the mouth, so don’t worry about any scars on your face or chin.
- It may take to make an incision or several small cracks under the jaw.
- The surgeon opens cracks in the jaw bones and moves the bones so they are placed in the correct place.
- The doctor may use a small bone plate, screws, wires, and rubber laces to stabilize the bones in their new location.
- The doctor sterilizes and closes the cracks with cosmetic yarns and then puts the necessary dressings to heal the wounds.
After jaw surgery.
All patients feel pain and discomfort after having surgery but soon go away with the analgesic drugs prescribed by your doctor.
All patients feel pain and discomfort after the operation, but soon go away with the analgesic drugs prescribed by your doctor.
You can take a shower on the second day of your operation knowing that you should avoid hot showers for long periods.
Exercise, lifting heavy objects, or any activity that may increase blood pressure should be avoided to avoid any risk of bleeding.
Avoid driving the vehicle for at least 48 hours after the operation.
It is necessary to have a convalescence of at least two weeks and to remain under your doctor’s observation for at least 48 hours to avoid complications.
Follow the doctor’s instructions and the advice he has told you.
The recovery journey will often begin in the sixth week and a full recovery may take 3 months.