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by pa1n
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Signs of an infection?
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Signs of an infection?

The left side of my lower jaw feels a bit weird, as if the wiring has loosened a bit. I'm also worried about a possible infection but am unsure what the signs of infection are. Can someone help me out in listing what symptoms i may be experiencing if it was an infection? As far as i can tell, there ...
by pa1n
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers are making my teeth extremely loose?
Replies: 5
Views: 6028

Retainers are making my teeth extremely loose?

First of all, i apologise if this is posted under the wrong topic! So, i just got my retainers today and after about 2hours i took them off to have my lunch, only to find that my teeth has gone very loose, as a matter of fact, my top-front teeth are actually wobbly. Should i be worried? If it's got...
by pa1n
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just had Orthognathic Surgery 1 week ago.
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

Re: Just had Orthognathic Surgery 1 week ago.

just wondering if anyone got stitches on the side of their lower gum?
by pa1n
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Damaging your splint with hot food?
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Damaging your splint with hot food?

^ thanks for the heads up! good thing i didn't give my mum's tom yum soup a try the other night :wink:
by pa1n
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Damaging your splint with hot food?
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Damaging your splint with hot food?

Just curious to know what the chances are of damaging my splint with hot food like soup, congee, broth, porridge etc. Most of my meals are best served hot but im not sure if its a better idea to let my food cool down a bit each time. My splint at the moment feels a bit wobbly, is this normal? im at ...
by pa1n
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9117

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

hi all, i had my surgery 5 days ago and right now i'm so swollen, i'm hoping its at its peak!
i was woken up by a crack on my right jaw last night but nothing feels different, hopefully its nothing too serious? :(
by pa1n
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op - questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: 2 days post op - questions!

Congrats on getting to the other side! Things will only get better from here :). 1. I used ice packs for 3 days after surgery and eventually switched to heat. That's what the PA told me to do and so I did it. Swelling peaked at day 3-4 and went down afterwards. 2. I was on a liquid diet for 2 weeks...
by pa1n
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op - questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: 2 days post op - questions!

Lefort 1, BSSO, and Genio on 11/2010. 1. After about 2 to 3 days of the cold packs they really don't help. The best way to reduce swelling will be to sleep upright. Also, try to walk around the house and outside if you can. 2. 3 weeks 3. I believe that is the result of the anesthesia still in your ...
by pa1n
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op - questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

2 days post op - questions!

hi all, i've just had surgery 2 days ago and i've got some questions to ask. Mainly questions for those who have had surgery already. 1. How effective are the cold packs in reducing swelling? Are they more for pain instead? Should i stick with them for a week or more? Should i give warm packs a try ...
by pa1n
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Wired Jaw - some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Wired Jaw - some questions

This is a question for your surgeon. I'm not sure the anesthetist really knows all the gory details of your planned operation... I hope your surgeon would have mentioned to you if you were going to be banded shut for two months. Are you in the UK or EU by any chance? I ask because banding shut seem...
by pa1n
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Wired Jaw - some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Wired Jaw - some questions

the story: originally my surgeon was going to carry out the op in jan but that got postponed to sometime in feb and because uni starts for me two weeks post op i wanted to change the surgery date to dec, i know its a long wait but i didn't want to waste half a semester. my surgeon however made it cl...
by pa1n
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recovery time?
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Recovery time?

Hi everyone, I finally have a surgery date which is on the 15th of Feb, unfortunately uni starts for 12 days later (about 2 weeks). I was just wondering how long it took for some of you to recover? By that i mean no swelling and in a condition suitable for studying again. If i have to miss more than...
by pa1n
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Want surgery vs Need surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Want surgery vs Need surgery?

i want it because im sick of people saying things like "why do you look weird". i need it because i feel that my speech is not as clear, i often have to repeat myself. some difficulties eating as well (ie. noodles).
by pa1n
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question about breathing and swelling
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Question about breathing and swelling

Hi all, I've got two things i wish to clarify, firstly, i know most people are wired shut and their nose is usually blocked/clogged post surgery (especially the first few days) so what was breathing like? i can imagine real difficulties with both our mouth and nose sealed off? Can you still get a su...