Recovery From Fractured Lower Jaw
Normally the patient will stay in the hospital for at least one night and have a confirmation x-ray the next day before being released to ensure the jaw has stayed in place.
It is very important to follow the soft diet requirements for up to 6 weeks (the time it takes the bone to heal) or by the instructions from your facial surgeon.
Also ensure that the mouth is kept as clean as possible to prevent infection or healing issues with the internal stitches, clean where you can and use an appropriate mouthwash to help keep the cut site clean.
You will need to take some time off work, around a week is recommended.
Your oral surgeon will review you before you are released from the hospital and then you will typically have another appointment in 7-10 days.
For more information on Fractured Lower Jaw Surgery in Brisbane or for a consult please ask your GP or dentist for a referral to Faciomax and book an appointment with our friendly team.