Recovery From Fractured Upper Jaw
Generally after the operation it will be quite sore for a few days, with a general pain to last for a few weeks. Pain relief and antibiotics will be prescribed.
Normally the patient will stay in hospital for at least one night, and have a confirmation x-ray the next day. 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 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 jaw surgeon will review you before you are released from hospital and then you will typically have another appointment in 7-10 days.
For more information on Fractured Upper 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.