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Jaw reconstruction surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur

Jaw reconstruction surgery

Jaw reconstruction surgery is performed to solve various problems of the jaw. It helps in correcting irregularities of the jaw bone and in realigning the structure of the jaw and the teeth to improve their working.

How is the procedure performed?

The jaw reconstruction surgery is usually performed inside the mouth so there are no risks of physical scars on the face. In some cases, the incision is given on the face as well.

During the surgery, the surgeon at the Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will cut the jaw bones and move them in the correct position. After the jawbones are aligned in their correct position, the doctor will provide them with some support through screws, wires, or rubber bands. The screws or bands are removed after some time.

In some cases, the surgeon may add an extra bone in the jaw. They may transfer a bone from the hip, rib, or leg to the jaw and secure it with screws or bands.

Before the surgery

Jaw reconstruction surgery is performed by an orthodontist. The orthodontist may recommend wearing braces for 12 to 18 months before the surgery. The orthodontists at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will also order the x-rays, three-dimensional CT scanning, or computer-guided treatment planning.

In some cases, virtual surgical planning called VSP may be done to guide the surgeon while they are correcting the jaw segment position during the surgery.

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Benefits

Jaw reconstruction surgery has several benefits and risks. Some of the benefits of jaw reconstruction surgery are:

  • Improves biting and chewing
  • Improves swallowing or speech
  • Controls breakdown of teeth
  • Helps the lips close properly
  • Enhances physical appearance
  • Repairs physical facial injuries or birth defects
  • Maintains the symmetry of the face.
  • Improvement in airways
  • Relieves pain caused by uneven jaw
  • Provides relief for obstructive sleep apnea

Side effects

Jaw reconstruction surgery does not usually show side effects. But in rare cases, there might be some side effects or risks like:

  • Loss of blood
  • Infections
  • Injury in the nerve
  • Fracture of the jaw
  • Loss of a portion of the jaw
  • Problems with the fit of the bone
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling in the jaw
  • Problems in eating or chewing

Results of jaw reconstruction surgery

The results of jaw reconstruction surgery may be very beneficial and satisfying for most patients. Jaw reconstruction surgery may result in:

  • Functional improvement of the teeth
  • Improvement in appearance
  • Improvement in self-esteem
  • Balances appearance of the lower face
  • Improvement in sleep, chewing, swallowing, and breathing

Right candidates for jaw reconstruction surgery

The ideal candidate for jaw reconstruction surgery should be healthy and fit. People who want to get treated for the below-mentioned problems are the right candidates for jaw reconstruction surgery:

  • Grinding of teeth
  • TMJ disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Problems in chewing
  • Speech impediments
  • Poor facial appearance
  • Jaw prominence issues

How much time does it take after the jaw reconstruction surgery to heal?

After the jaw reconstruction surgery, the patient will heal in about six weeks. The complete recovery can take up to 12 weeks or more.

How long does it take for the surgery to get complete?

The jaw reconstruction surgery takes around 1 to 2 hours to get completed. The patient has to stay 2- 4 days in the hospital after the surgery.

How long is the whole process?

The whole process of jaw reconstruction surgery may take around two years. The first step is between 6 months to a year where prosthodontics sets up for the surgery of the jaw and teeth. The next step is the surgery which will be followed by up to 3 months of healing. Medications and postoperative care will continue for the next 3 to 6 months.

What are the restrictions after the surgery for day-to-day life?

The restrictions after jaw reconstruction surgery may vary from person to person. Restrictions may exist up to six months after the surgery. The bones usually get mature in two years so there are no restrictions after that.

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