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Jaw surgery

As part of pre-surgical planning, xrays and 3D scans of your skull and face will be made. This can then be used to approximate the changes to your face as a result of the surgery. Some patients may benefit from correcting a single jaw, some both jaws. The decision on which jaw should be treat...
27 Dec 2018
Hi there, jaw surgery is a safe oral surgical procedure when done by a well-trained, experienced oral surgeon. Nonetheless, with all surgeries, there are risks that your oral surgeon will share with you before the procedure. Facial numbness is a side effect of jaw surgery and typically t...
10 Jan 2019
The reason for your underbite is probably due to an imbalance between your jaws, and/or the position and angulation of your teeth. From your photos, your lower jaw does seem more forward than your upper, and it is also off to the right hand side. An imbalance of the jaws ...
2 Dec 2018
Hi Feng Jiao, Thanks for the D2D. Not proceeding with a jaw surgery does not bring about any risks per se, however it means that you may continue to face certain functional difficulties associated to a protruding jaw (underbite) such as: Inefficient biting and chewing W...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Philip, Thanks for the D2D. Yes, you will need to be hospitalised for at least a night after your jaw surgery. The exact duration of your stay depends on the extent of surgery and your personal speed of recovery. In most cases, patients tend to be discharged after two to t...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Rachela, Thanks for the D2D. Jaw surgery is considered a safe and effective treatment for misaligned jaws. Nonetheless, as it is a surgery after all, there are risks in the short and long run. The risks that may occur right after surgery includes: Bleeding – ...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Yong Jia, Thanks for the D2D. If you are already visiting a dentist, you may ask him/her for a recommendation for a Dental Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (oral surgeons). Oral surgeons are dentists who underwent further training for procedures that are rel...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Petrina, Thanks for the D2D. It is important to first find out the underlying cause of the lisp before suggesting any treatment option. The most common type of lisp is frontal lisp , where the tip of the tongue protrudes between the front teeth and obstructing the airflow...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Dahlia, Thanks for the D2D. Jaw surgery is generally a safe procedure and serious complications arising from the surgery are not common. You can refer to this question: “ What are the risks of jaw surgery? ”, for the list of short and long term risks of a jaw surg...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Chai, Thanks for the D2D. Listen to your orthodontist and oral surgeon, they know your dental condition and are the best people to guide you along the process. During the pre- and post-surgery orthodontic treatment, maintain good oral hygiene so that there are no additio...
18 Sep 2018
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