Recovering From Jaw Surgery

A common question that patients ask before they opt for jaw surgery is: “How long will it take to recover?” The honest answer is that no oral surgeon can offer a blanket response to that question.  Why?  Every jaw surgery is different and involves certain aspects that are unique to your oral circumstances.  However, when you come in for treatment, your oral surgeon will discuss the specifics of your operation.  Often during this review of the procedure, an estimated timeframe of recovery will be disclosed.  Again it must be noted that this is a rough timeline, which can be altered by many factors.  At Yuba City Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Larson has performed hundreds of successful oral surgeries. Call us to schedule a consultation today.  (530) 674-5047

The Importance of Post-Operative Care

How you care for yourself after your surgery has a great impact on how you recover.  Consequently, it is essential to follow the instructions that your oral surgeon prescribes.  Such instructions may include:

  • Adjustments in your home oral hygiene regimen
  • Changes in your diet
  • Avoidance of strenuous workout routines
  • Abstinence from smoking

Another vital part of your post-operative care is to be alert to any signs of infection.  Indicators of infection include fevers, excessive bleeding, severe gum discoloration, and abnormal surgical site irritation.  If any of these occur, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

Understandably, you may be concerned about the timeframe of your recovery.  However, by following the direction of your dentist and avoiding setbacks, you can shorten your recovery time.  At Yuba City Orthodontics, we schedule a regular post-operative checkup with our patients to make sure that the surgical site is healing properly.  Michael Larson and his team at Yuba City Orthodontics will help you to recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Yuba City Orthodontics

1215 Plumas Street, Suite 500
Yuba City, CA 95991

(530) 674-5047

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