Treatment Of Broken Jaw Bones?
greetings doc. I have a broken jaw operation. connected arch bar. already 3 weeks still using the arch bar. but my jaw region is swollen. swollen area of the cracked gum gums. when touched it hurts.
Good evening Rpe Yapi, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Postoperatively, any surgery, including jaw repair as in your case, will definitely experience swelling some time after the surgery.
This is because during surgery, quite a lot of trauma occurs in body tissues (such as skin, muscles, etc.) that cover the jawbone, so there will be a postoperative inflammation process.
The duration of healing of the inflammation process itself varies, depending on the individual, but in general it will take about 1-3 months after surgery.
However, to better ensure that your complaint is indeed a normal part of the postoperative healing process or is it caused by other disorders, it is advisable to consult your current condition with the doctor who is operating on you to re-evaluate your complaint. .
In the meantime, you should still follow the advice that has been told by your doctor after the operation is done, and continue to consume drugs that are given according to the rules. It can also be helped by applying cold compresses to the swollen area to help reduce your complaints.
I hope this helps.