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Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Jaw Reconstruction Surgery

Jaw reconstruction surgery is done to readjust or realign the jaw. It may be done for different reasons, such as injury or disease and is done by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon.

What Is Jaw Reconstruction Surgery?

Jaw reconstruction surgery is done to correct any type of jaw problem. It may be used for correcting problems with the bite or the alignment of the teeth. Any structural defects of the jaw can be treated by using this surgery at Apollo Kondapur.

Why Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Is Needed?

Jaw surgery is needed for problems with the jaw that cannot be corrected by orthodontics. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry used for positioning the jaws and teeth.

Jaw reconstruction surgery is performed when your orthodontist and oral surgeon will work together and develop the right treatment plan suitable for your problem.

How Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Can Help?

Jaw reconstruction surgery can help in the following conditions:

  • In the adjustment of your bite, this means how your teeth fit together when you close your mouth
  • Correcting symptoms that affect the symmetry of your face
  • Reduce pain that may occur due to temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Repairing a congenital condition involving the face such as a lip palate or cleft palate
  • Preventing damage to your teeth
  • To make biting, chewing, and swallowing easier
  • Correcting breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnea and breathing from the mouth

How Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Is Done?

Every patient will need a different type of surgery depending on the problems of the jaw. You should first consult with an oral surgeon. The surgery is performed in a hospital after giving suitable anaesthesia. After surgery, you may experience pain and swelling in the mouth that may reduce by taking pain medication.

Cutting a bone is known as osteotomy. If surgery is performed on both the upper and lower jaws, it is known as bi-maxillary osteotomy. The doctor will use bone plates and screws to secure the new position of the jaw. In some cases, a bone graft is done. The new bone may be grafted using wires obtained from your leg, hip, or rib

Orthodontic treatment is required before and after jaw surgery. It may take several years to complete the whole process. The doctor will take facial x-rays to plan the whole procedure and show you how it will benefit you. The doctor will give you general anaesthesia and surgery may take 4-5 hours. The jaw is closed with wires and you may have to stay home for about two months for complete recovery.

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What Are The Risks Of Jaw Reconstruction Surgery?

It is generally a safe surgery. However, some risks are associated with any kind of surgery. Some of the risks here include;

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection at the surgical site
  • A poor reaction after anaesthesia
  • Injury to the nerves of the jaw
  • Fracture of the jawbones
  • Chronic pain or new TMJ pain

Jaw reconstruction surgery is done to readjust or correct the alignment of your teeth or jaw. Different types of surgeries are available according to your condition. An orthodontist and a surgeon together decide the best treatment plan depending on your specific problem. It is generally safe but your doctor will tell you about the risks associated with the surgery.

1. How soon can I recover after jaw reconstruction surgery?

It may take 6-8 weeks to recover from any kind of jaw surgery. You may have pain and swelling around the face for 10 days and it may take a month to get back to your normal living activities. You may be asked to eat soft foods for quick healing.

2. Will the shape of my face change after surgery?

Jaw surgery may change the appearance and shape of your face. You may see some changes as soon as the swelling starts reducing.

3. Will I have difficulty eating after jaw reconstruction surgery?

Your jaw may be wired only for two to three weeks. During that period, you may have difficulty in eating, speaking, or brushing your teeth. You may have to take a liquid diet for a few days to feel better soon.

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