Jaw Surgery is a challenging procedure that requires enhanced professional doctors to operate. Primarily it's performed to allow alignment of the upper and lower jaw of the teeth, and in some cases, the procedure may result in effects that can be harmful and challenging to the patient. Such effects include
Alteration of sensitivity
Most patient reports alteration of the sensitivity, especially on the lips and chin mouth. However, very few suffer from this effect permanently. In addition, these effect results in disability in a patient to detecting food particles that remain on the lips or chins, biting of the cheeks without feeling pain, experiencing difficulties in eating, a challenge in spelling or articulating certain words, and pain in the gums.
Jaw fracture is an effect that results from stability challenges during surgery. Constant movement and maxilla and mandible variations can result in jaws fractures. Moreover, exerting more force and pressure while performing surgical procedures can cause fractures.
In addition, this stability issue may result in the jaw relapsing from its original position and can make the patient suffer excruciating pain and discomfort.
This effect refers to the muscles' decreased strength, mass, length, and extensibility. The constant alteration, detachment, immobilization, changes of the plate jaws the continuous insertion of the jaw muscles during the surgery results in Muscular atrophy
Difficulties in Eating
Jaw surgery results in the patient having difficulties eating, especially during swallowing, biting, or chewing foods. Since most muscles in the jaw have been altered, the patient experiences pain and discomfort and thus cannot eat.
To deal with these after effects, the patient must acquire professional help and medication from his surgical team to help deal with the pain and swellings. If the after-effects are severe, pre-surgery should be done to diagnose the problem better.
ORAL SURGERY SPECIALISTS OF AUSTIN
Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS
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