Harbourside Oral & Facial Surgical Centre

AFTER FRACTURED JAW SURGERY

POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Following these instructions will result in fewer complications and make your recovery period easier. Failure to follow these instructions could result in unnecessary pain, or delay in healing.
Following surgery your jaws may be together initially with wires followed by elastics.

A period of 6 weeks is usually required for initial bone healing.

MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS:

BLEEDING

SWELLING

SORE THROAT

LIP CARE

ORAL HYGIENE

DIET

Caloric considerations:

POST WIRE RELEASE (ARCH BARS REMAINING)

POST ARCH BAR REMOVAL

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DOCTOR

If you have any questions or problems, call our office at 604 924-8088. There is always an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon on call.

We prefer that you call our office first rather than your own dentist or family doctor, however, if you are experiencing severe bleeding or breathing problems requiring immediate attention, please proceed to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

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