Jaw Surgery Recovery

Recovery from jaw augmentation includes both physical and dietary restrictions on the patient. Typically, patients are directed to curtail strenuous activities for several weeks while monitoring their incision sites. Dietary restrictions are required because the incisions for this procedure are placed in the mouth, where they can be compromised by food with sharp edges. If the incisions are damaged, infection may set in and recovery time can be lengthened. Patients may have difficulty chewing solid foods in the first few days after the surgery and may prefer to consume only liquids and soft foods until they begin to feel more comfortable.

Jaw augmentation patients may brush their teeth the day after the surgery but should take care to avoid the incision line. Using mouthwash regularly is also recommended to keep the sutures clean during the recovery period. . 

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