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What To Expect After TMJ Surgery


Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling before TMJ Surgery at Everglades Family Dental in Pembroke Pines, FLFollowing TMJ surgery, patients may have pain, swelling, and discomfort in the jaw region. It is imperative to adhere to the aftercare guidelines on food, oral cleanliness, and restricted activity to facilitate appropriate healing and mitigate any issues.

Adjustments To Diet


Soft or liquid food may be advised to avoid putting excessive stress on the jaw joint during the early stages of recovery. Avoid chewing on tough foods to minimize further strain on the jaw joint and facilitate healing.

Exercise Therapy


Stretches and exercises for the jaw can increase muscular endurance and flexibility while lowering the chance of chronic stiffness and pain. Physical therapists guide patients in customized activities to promote a seamless recovery and maximize jaw function.

Extended Recuperation


Over time, patients may notice a steady improvement in jaw functionality, decreased pain, and increased jaw mobility. Attending follow-up sessions with the surgeon is crucial for tracking the course of recovery and addressing any issues or difficulties that might arise.

Tolerance and Dependability


Recuperating patients must be patient and follow the post-operative instructions strictly. Following nutritional and physical therapy advice and prescription medication regimens can facilitate quicker and more effective recovery.

Network of Support and Mental Health


Recovery can be more enjoyable if one has an optimistic outlook, seeks psychological assistance, and connects with relatives and friends. Relaxation exercises and stress-relieving hobbies assist in handling emotional difficulties that may surface during the healing process.

Comprehending the phases of the post-surgical recovery process and receiving all-encompassing psychological care guarantee a smooth recovery after TMJ surgery. This leads to enhanced jaw functionality and decreased pain in due course.

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Complications with TMJ surgery include infection, nerve damage, and chronic jaw stiffness, but these are uncommon. Patients should consult a dentist promptly if they experience any unanticipated side effects throughout their rehabilitation, such as persistent discomfort or inflammation.


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