Jaw surgery aims to correct functional and cosmetic inconsistencies in the face. Depending on the type and extent of the surgery, it aims at its most fundamental level to improve the relationship of the teeth and jaws to each other together with enhancing and toning facial appearance.
Patients seek jaw surgery for a number of reasons. The most common are the following:
- Difficulty in eating and speaking
- Disproportionately large upper or lower jaws
- Long face
- Facial asymmetries
- Chin abnormalities
Jaw surgery in Mumbai is carried out under anaesthesia. An incision is made inside the mouth near the area of the third molars and a pocket is developed on the side of the lower jaw. A manufactured implant is then inserted in this incision. The devices are then shaped to match the jaw line and adhere tightly along that contour. The implant is ultimately held in place with two to three titanium screws. This procedure is repeated on the opposite side. Thorough irrigation is used along with antibiotic solution in order to help prevent infection. The wound is closed in layers so that there is a watertight seal to keep the oral fluids out of the wound. Insertion of a Jaw Implant usually takes about one to two hours. Internal incisions are made on either side of the lower lip to provide access for creating a pocket into which the Lower-jaw Implant can be inserted. Dissolving sutures are used to close the incisions.
Swelling is sometimes significant following surgery. Although most of the significant swelling will subside over a period of several days, prolonged mild swelling may prevent your final facial contour from becoming apparent for several months.
During the healing phase, patient’s activities and diet are restricted. Patient’s ability to smile, talk or move the mouth in any way may be limited for several days to weeks following surgery. During this phase of recovery patients are instructed about how to maintain dental and oral hygiene.