Overcoming Swollen Cheeks In Someone With A History Of Mandibular Injury?
good night … r ndad I how many years ago his lower jaw was hit and cracked. r nMy father was not well treated and never talked to anyone about the cause of the swelling / lump on his cheek. r nAfter the operation on Last July 2018 my father was honest that he was hit by his friend until his lower jaw fractured. After surgery and the results of the tumor were checked, it turned out that it was a tumor during control after post-surgery, the surgeon talked about my father having jaw surgery. I talked about my dad having to change jaws, we don’t have enough money for jaw surgery. That’s actually what happened to my father. Why should I do jaw surgery as soon as possible. Please help with the explanation, I am confused with my father’s condition. Thank you in advance
Hello Ririn, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Swelling caused by trauma in this case, namely a fracture of the jawbone and tumor can be different problems. Postoperative swelling usually occurs often because it is still in the healing stage, and as the swelling is healing it will decrease.
Swelling caused by a tumor in the jaw can be caused by a variety of possibilities. The tumor itself has a definition of the growth of abnormal cells that form a mass that can grow in any part of the body. These tumors can be divided into benign tumors or malignant tumors. Tumors in the jaw can be caused, for example:
Lipoma: in the form of excessive growth of fat cells that can occur in any area of the body Cyst: a mass which generally contains water, and can appear anywhere in the body Skin tumors Bone tumors Tumors around the mouth cavity including teeth In general, tumor surgery is not an emergency procedure or not an emergency that must be done right away. Usually done electively or scheduled, while waiting to be scheduled more tests will also be done to tolerate surgery, for example lung, heart, and internal medicine examinations. However, if the tumor condition disturbs or threatens, such as obstructing the airway, the doctor will usually decide for immediate surgery. Even though it is an emergency case, it would be better if the action was carried out according to what your doctor recommended, usually with the operation you can also see whether the tumor is benign or not so that it affects therapy or further action. It would be better if caught early, to avoid complications and avoid the development of tumor growths.
We recommend that you discuss the problem again with the doctor who treats you about the clarity of the tumor that your father is experiencing, and what effects or consequences can arise if you delay the choice of surgery. Currently, some health problems such as tumors can use BPJS, or you can use the BPJS to hospitals that provide BPJS to handle your father's case.
Furthermore, you can read further discussion about jaw tumors in the article.
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