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Castroville Office

1014 Paris St, STE C, Castroville, TX 78009
(830) 538-9800 | FAX: (830) 538-9801

Medical Center Office

5282 Medical Dr #316, San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 696-7500 | FAX: (210) 692-0248

Jaw Surgery Post Operative Instructions

Oral Care

Oral hygiene is very important after jaw surgery. Keeping your mouth and teeth clean will help you heal better and reduce the chances of developing infections or cavities.

Diet

You can reduce the risk of dehydration and keep secretions thin by drinking at least ten 8 oz glasses of fluids a day.

Activity

Do not participate in sports or strenuous activities or return to work for 2 weeks or until permitted by your surgeon.

Numbness

Numbness in the lower jaw and chin may occur after lower jaw surgery and in the upper jaw along the nose and lip following an upper jaw surgery.

Swelling

You may have moderate swelling which will gradually subside.

If you are wired shut, cut wires only if it is an emergency. Notify your surgeon immediately.

Please do not hesitate to call us at (210)696-7500 if you have questions or concerns. Our staff is here to help you.

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