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by dogbert
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Finding it really hard to stay positive
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: Finding it really hard to stay positive

I can't help re. your specific surgery questions, but I did want to share that I had numbness in my bottom lip left half and down to my chin on that side, numbness inside my mouth around the bottom left molars and gums (couldn't feel that area when I brushed), and yet my bottom left incisors were S...
by dogbert
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Finding it really hard to stay positive
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Finding it really hard to stay positive

5 weeks post op BSSO/Lefort 2-piece and I dont feel even remotely myself yet. Remaining swelling is very slowly going away (im assuming) although I cant notice it. But most of all is the numbness. Since day 1 post op my entire chin and bottom lip have been completely without sensation and it hasnt c...
by dogbert
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

Your lip mobility may well be linked to the nerve issues you’re talking about. When they retract the skin to impact your maxilla, the surgeon pushes fairly hard against the nerves that run under your eye sockets. This often times causes reduced upper lip mobility for some time after the surgery. Yo...
by dogbert
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

I was on a full liquid diet for about 8 weeks too. It’s hard, but not impossible. You got this! A significant amount of numbness is totally normal at 2 weeks post-op. That numbness could take several months, or even a year or more to go away, so buckle down for the long haul :? Thanks for the reply...
by dogbert
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

So im 2 weeks post op double jaw surgery lefort 1 with expansion, and BSSO with a swivel cause my jaws grew really weird. I have a splint on my top arch and my surgeon says im gonna be on a liquid diet for a full 8 weeks. Browsing these forums its seems most people start eating soft food at the 3-5 ...
by dogbert
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: TMJ advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: TMJ advice please?

No problem dude. I think that's a fair assessment to imply your symptoms may come back if you stopped using the splint, however it's good that you have relief when you wear it. What type of bite do you have now? Are you being treated with braces before surgery? It sounds like it bothers you that yo...
by dogbert
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: TMJ advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: TMJ advice please?

hey man. how much does it bother you that your bite doesn't meet after using the splint? does it cause other issues? what tmd symptoms were/are you experiencing? does your current bite cause discomfort or make anything difficult? would it be difficult to live with your current situation/bite? is th...
by dogbert
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: TMJ advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

TMJ advice please?

Hi everyone, sort of new to the board and I need some advice. Ive had TMJ issues for about 3 years now. My orthodontist has me in a splint which I wear 24/7 to help with my TMJ, and it has come to the point with the splint where it seems my symptoms are mostly stable and I experience virtually no pa...
by dogbert
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!

And yes i will be looking for a second opinion. Im gonna ask some orthos if the splint can actually change my bite permanently or not (which to me seems like absolute bogus).
by dogbert
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!

Thanks for the reply! Ya im almost certain I have a repositioning splint. It allows my muscles to move my jaw around and apparently is supposed to allow my condyles to seat. Just a question... what did you end up doing after your wore the repositioning splint for 3-6 months? Did you stop wearing it/...
by dogbert
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Stopping splint therapy HELP PLEASE!

Sorry for long post So I 5 1/2 months ago I got a splint from my ortho that covers all my uppers. Hes using it to adjust my jaws position so that my bite is stable prior to upper and lower jaw surgery. Let me note that prior to the splint I never really had any tmj issues, at least not any that were...
by dogbert
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP

By 'decompensating' are you referring to what the splint is doing?
by dogbert
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP

Seriously? No one has any input?
by dogbert
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Stablization Splint Pre surgery. HELP

Hi all, im gonna vent a little but also ask some questions: So im 21 and ive been in braces for 2 years now and im supposed to have a lefort 1 and a BSSO done, and let me point out I dont recall having any TMJ issues before getting braces although my bite was really messed up. My ortho has given me ...