Jaw surgery can seem pretty daunting. However, if you’re looking for a solution to correct an overbite or underbite related to jaw alignment, you may be considering it.
It can be a scary, albeit effective treatment that aims to improve jaw and dental function and appearance. A DxD reader, who has been considering surgery, has parents that are against his decision due to the possible risk of permanent facial numbness.
Is there a solid basis for such claims? Can jaw surgery really carry this risk and if so, how can this risk be minimised? Dental specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Ho Kok Sen, responded. Here is what he had to say.
Meet Mr Arturo Pacheco, a 54-year-old Flipino Singaporean engineer who underwent an All-On-4 procedure to replace his missing teeth.
He chose an All-On-4 procedure because it was a much quicker method as compared to having dental implants, which may take up to 6 months.
Watch to find out Mr Pacheco's story in this exclusive feature.
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Mr Luke Lee is an actor and lawyer who has suffered from acne since childhood. He underwent INFINI acne scar treatment to resolve his skin concern.
Watch to learn about Mr Lee's story in this exclusive feature.
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