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How to Prepare for Jaw Surgery

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Dr. Shaun Rai
How to Prepare for Jaw SurgeryJaw surgery is a medical procedure performed by an oral surgeon to realign or reshape your teeth and jaws to enhance their function and form. You'll work with your orthodontist or oral surgeon for some months before the successful surgery. This can take multiple years for your surgery to be complete. Also, your oral surgeon needs to be notified by the orthodontist about your teeth' appropriate position for the surgical procedure. For a successful jaw surgery, proper preparations must be done before the procedure. Thankfully, there are various ways of preparing for jaw surgery:

Meeting an Orthodontist

The first thing you need to do is contact an orthodontist. He will evaluate your situation and determine if jaw surgery is right for you. Also, the orthodontist will give you advice on how to proceed with your treatment.

Seeing a Dentist

If you have any dental issues that need to be addressed before surgery, such as loose teeth or an infected tooth, see your dentist before your procedure. Also, your dentist will help to prepare your mouth for the healing process after the surgery.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Before the operation, it's important to maintain a healthy diet. For instance, you should avoid eating fatty foods and eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, avoid drinking alcohol because it will make your body weak and affect your healing process.

Maintain a Healthy Oral Hygiene

Healthy oral hygiene should be maintained at all times. This will remove all toxins from your body and prevent possible infection. The surgeon recommends using mouthwash after every meal to prevent infection. Also, it is important to brush your teeth twice a day and ensure that you don't chew on hard things like candies or gum for a healthy oral system.

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