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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
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 temporary....
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
Thanks for the D2D. The cost of a jaw surgery in Singapore costs upward of $10,000. This excludes fees for pre and post orthodontics, anaesthetist, operating theatre, hospital admissions. Jaw surgery is a highly technical procedure practiced by oral & maxillofacial surge...
18 Sep 2018
Thanks for the D2D. An underbite (mandibular prognathism) is a type of dental misalignment (malocclusion) in which one’s lower jaw protrudes or extends further than the upper jaw. Depending on the severity of the protrusion, an underbite affects a person fu...
18 Sep 2018
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 additional dental ...
18 Sep 2018
Thanks for the D2D. As jaw surgery is a surgical procedure, Medisave can be used to cover part of the fees. The amount that can be claimed is from $5,000 onwards , depending on the complexity of the procedure and subject to the Medisave withdrawal limits. During your consultat...
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
Thanks for the D2D. I always ask my patients how they are feeling after the jaw surgery during our review sessions. The general feedback is that some discomfort is felt but overall, it is bearable. This is possible because there are pain management measures in place during and ...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Mei Hwa, Thanks for the D2D. Initial recovery from the surgery (e.g. healing of incision, reduction in swelling/bruises) takes about four to five weeks , while complete bone and nerve healing takes about nine to 12 months. During recovery, here are a few important things ...
18 Sep 2018
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