Causes Of Swelling Of The Cheeks After Inserting A Pen In The Jaw?
hello I want to ask. why after surgery my brother had a pen insertion operation in the right and left jaw and experienced swelling on the cheeks to the neck at the location where the surgery was accessed and his lower lip experienced numbness. What is it?
With a history of inserting a pen, it could be that your brother's jaw has fractured. Where the fracture can be caused by many things, the most frequent is trauma such as a collision which will result in injury to the jaw and its surroundings.
This injury can cause swelling due to an inflammatory process. The inflammatory process itself is needed by the body for the healing process. The operation itself also causes injury, so it also causes the same thing. However, in surgery, the wound that occurs is made for the therapeutic process and is carried out according to the procedure so that the wound is clean and sterile and does not aggravate the existing wound.
Numbness can be caused by many things. With a history of surgery, there may be lingering effects of the anesthetic. Then with a history of trauma or collision, damage to the surrounding nerves may occur, causing numbness. The surrounding condition that is still swollen, can also cause numbness if there is interference with the surrounding nerves. It's a good idea to communicate the complaints that have occurred to the doctor who treats your sister, so that the doctor can find out about the progress that your sister is experiencing. Keep regular control with the doctor until the therapy process is declared complete.
I hope this helps.