What To Expect 2 Months After Jaw Surgery (Jaw Wired Shut).




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Tad Segars: thank you soooo much for your video!

Elizabeth Martinez: Thank you for making this video:) you answered a lot of questions that i had. (i had jaw
surgery 3 weeks ago)

Anonymous User: I got hit by a car and my jaw was broken in 3 places and detached from the rest of my skull. Jaw surgery and recovery the past 2 weeks has been the worst and I wouldn't wish the situation on anyone, except 3 people.

Jordan Zachary: You should have been put in braces before your surgery. Sounds like you didn't get a good OMS. 

seanj164: you should have braces before, that is where u bit wrong. simple as that. your surgeon should have told you that

jonpaul70: No, not really. They put me out for it.

Elajah Thornton: Does it hurt to get the arch bars taking out? 

Cody McLaughlin: Today I got my wires off after 8 weeks of having my jaw wired. I shot myself in the head from under my chin and shattered my jaw right in the middle. I've healed incredibly well but I've noticed my jaw definitely doesn't open up more than an inch. I also can't get my tongue to poke out of my mouth more than 1/8 of an inch. I have all of the feeling in my face back already! Its miraculous. If you've had this done please feel free to share any tips with me, I'm doing all the research I can on how to get back to "normal." Good luck everyone! Take care.

Johnathan Stmary: i still cant open my jaw wider than the thickness of my thumb. wheneveri try and stretch it out it goes about idk a cuple centimeters more but then hurts so bad that i dont want to try it agaain and it just goes back to the way it was. can you give me any advice at what to do to make my mouth open up again? idk maybe i am not going to be able to open my mouth up as wide as before ever again i could be wong though. i am regaining feeling in my chin however little by little.

Marisol Garrett: Thank you so much for sharing, I found this info very helpful, I had my surgery 3 weeks ago, my mouth is still shout and im starving, I lost 15 pounds, I think thats the bright side of all this lol!!! My chin and lower lip is still numb and my pain level is still 5 to 6, I still have 6 more weeks to go before they remove the wires, :(

jonpaul70: No, just not normal food for a few weeks.

jonpaul70: It's normal. It'll take 3 or 4 weeks to open back up. Do some exercises to help open it up.

poko pokoko: hello i called my dr cause the the roof of my mouth was very sore he told me to take the rubber bands of ( what keeps it shut) i was suppose to take them off in 2 days now i cant open my jaw as wide as i could it feels really weird Is that normal and how long will take me to be able to open it normally. my bite and everything is completely normal would greatly appreciate your reply thanks

Courtney Reed: so ill still be on a liquid diet for awhile?

jonpaul70: Depends. Your teeth may be really sore and you may not be able to open wide enough. It took me weeks after tohe able to open wide.

Courtney Reed: i get my wires off this thursday , but my surgeon is leaving my arch bars on and giving me elastics will i be able to eat something like kraft dinner the day of?

jonpaul70: I did sets of 15-20 seconds each. About 2 minutes total, three times a day.

jonpaul70: Yeh, braces are a must after!

jonpaul70: Mine is still numb after 2 years... learned to live with it. I think its getting better slowly. Straws were great!

jonpaul70: Oral surgeon. They did mine in the office with knockout juice.

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