jonpaul70: No, not really. They put me out for it.
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.
Elajah Thornton: Does it hurt to get the arch bars taking out?
seanj164: you should have braces before, that is where u bit wrong. simple as that.
your surgeon should have told you that
jonpaul70: @CptJayF Thanks!
leor shadia: thank you so much jon u have truely helped me a lot the pass month and a
Vishal Chetram: heyy man! your absolutly right the first couple days were intense. Im over
little over 4 weeks now too but my mouth feels great no numbness or
anything. I broke my jaw and I got a metal plate inserted in my chin. My
jaw feels good though. How long until they open up my mouth??
adidam1706: thanks for sharing your opinion bro :D
brittmiss: Can you tell me what exercises I need to do? I just got the wires off and I
can barely open it. The doctor just said keep trying to open it but didn't
give me any exercises to do. help.
Paul Mekhail: 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
jonpaul70: The first 4 or 5 days the pain is pretty considerable, but you will/should
be in the ICU and have a morphine drip. After about 5 or 6 days, the pain
is considerably less as long as you are taking your pain meds. The first 5
days is the worse and then it gets a lot better as you go. The pain is
worse than anything I have ever felt. Just think, you have a broken bone in
leor shadia: so im finally getting my jaw unwired on tuesday. how long is the process
and are they going to have to numb me to take out the bar from inside my
mouth? how clean were ur teeth after you got unwired did u have any
cavities or did u have to go whiten ur teeth?
jonpaul70: How's the jaw? How wide open did you get?
jonpaul70: Six to 8 weeks is usual. It'll take another 4 weeks after that to eat
semi-hard foods. Good Luck!
Tiffany Nicole: They say my jaw is fractured. Is that the same thing you think?
lex1125: Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the good info. had my jaw broken,
but I was lucky in that they did not have to wire me completely shut post
surgery. Just four rubber bands which stayed on for several weeks. I just
had my arch bars removed yesterday and it feels great to get rid of them,
but sadly my bite is not what it used to be. Sounds like some tooth shaving
will be involved in a few weeks. Hang in there everyone! the first 3-5 days
were really tough, but it got better!!
jonpaul70: Oral surgeon. They did mine in the office with knockout juice.
jonpaul70: I just saw the second part of your comment. No, after the wires are taken
out, you will not be able to open your mouth. You may get 4mm or so, enough
to put a plastic spoon through the opening. After a week, you'll be able to
open to 12mm or so. You won't have any strength in your jaw to open your
JBANGAtv: Bro I had gotten two fractures on my bottom jaw I've been wired already for
two weeks I'm feeling alot better my doc said Thursday he will remove only
the wires so I can start trying to open my mouth how long until I can open
my mouth good for reg food
jonpaul70: Mine is still numb after 2 years... learned to live with it. I think its
getting better slowly. Straws were great!
adidam1706: okay thanks ! This summer i had a ingrown toenail removed (it was a very
deep one) they even had to stitch it. And that hurt pretty bad too. Anyways
thx for anwering my question i really appreciate it !
Johnathan Stmary: I was supposed to have my arch bars removed the 27th but I couldn't make it
to it cause I was only visiting where I got my jaw broke... Do you know how
I can get them removed?? Like what kind of doctor do I go to?
jonpaul70: I don't know. I never had that problem. What does your doc say?
Tiffany Nicole: They are going to have to wire it. :-( I am scared to be put down.
Kamlesh Jinjuwadia: so why you had surgery with arch bars not braces ?
jonpaul70: No, just not normal food for a few weeks.
jonpaul70: I did sets of 15-20 seconds each. About 2 minutes total, three times a day.
Johnathan Stmary: Lmao oh the irony ur name is also Jonathan but I spell my name johnathan....
leor shadia: did u need physical therapy after you got unwired?
jonpaul70: Yep, that 5th day is relief!
jonpaul70: Yeh, braces are a must after!
DANK NUGREVIEWS: i just had this done, they moved both top and lower jaw and moved some
teeth to fill in missing gap, i was in hospital one night, i then took my
pain meds for a few days but after not eating and taking mass meds i got
sick and threw up everytime i would take anything, so after about the 5th
day i stopped all meds completly..im on my 3rd week now and scheduled to
get them wires out next week.
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: Don't be scared. If you remember that this is only temporary, just for a
little while, and you're going to be back to normal soon, you can do this.
jason jace: Happy for you man!
jonpaul70: Hi Brittmiss! The only exercise to do is this... I'll try to explain it as
best as I can. Take your hand and make a sock puppet. You know, where all
the fingers come to a point like a sock puppet. Do this with both hands and
slip each hand in your mouth, one on each side (beneath your cheeks and in
between your teeth. So, you should have both hands in your mouth on each
side. Open your hands, which forcing your jaw open. Be gentle ans continue
doing 6-10 times a day. You'll open quickly.
adidam1706: *correction : story
leor shadia: they had to knock you out to take them out?? I'm doing it in doctors
office... whats a root scaling? how long did it take them to take the bars
off? am i going to be able to eat right afterwards?
jonpaul70: I went under to have the arch bars removed. He put me out and I didn't feel
anything before or after. My teeth after the wires were disgusting. I'm
still trying to get them clean. They had a lot of plaque buildup and they
were stained from both not brushing and using the special mouthwash. Plan
on getting a root scaling on all of your teeth afterwards.
leor shadia: finally got my jaw unwired!!! im so happy right now. you talked about how u
had a bad expeirence at ur hospital. im sorry to hear that. i had my
surgery at mount sinai in manhattan and i had a pleasent experience and
some of the nerses were really good and others were really bad
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.
Johnathan Stmary: Dude I just had jaw surgery like 3 weeks ago. Basically some dude jumped me
and broke my jaw... I kinda wondered if it was normal to lose feeling in
the front of ur face like that like in your lips down to your chin. It's
son weird feeling cuz I'm slowly getting feeling back day by day. I'm
guessing it sucked at first trying to drink out if cups and stuff... Straws
definitely become your best friend... And it can only openly mouth like the
thickness of my thumb
jonpaul70: A fracture isn't a full bone break. I'm not sure if they would wire you
shut for a fracture but could be! Let me know what happens!
Tiffany Nicole: Thanks jon for the encouragement. I got my jaws wired yesterday. :-(
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: It's normal. It'll take 3 or 4 weeks to open back up. Do some exercises to
help open it up.
leor shadia: jaws okay. im not sure how wide i was able to open it, but it did take
several minutes for me to be able to open it. even though i am eating soft
foods it feels so good :)
jonpaul70: Yes. My doctor said it is extremely painful to have the arch bars removed.
I ate after that. I had some refried beans. Your diet won't change much in
the first week, you'll still be on liquid foods until your mouth widens up
and you can put pressure on your jaw. That usually takes weeks afterward
for your jaw to strengthen. Root scaling is when they clean your teeth with
a pick. They scrape all the plaque off and clean the root of the tooth.
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.
leor shadia: what do u mean u had to use ur hands to pull open your mouth? im not gonna
be able to open my mouth fully after i get unwired? its been 6 weeks since
my surgery i get unwired september 5th
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