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by mouth
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Revision
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: SARPE Revision

I had a lot of trouble with my expander. First it kept digging in my hard palate every time it was turned( only on left side). Secondly one of the bands on the left molar was slipping off past the bottom of tooth causing the sharpe edge mental sticking out. Ortho Dentist able to push it back up and ...
by mouth
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?
Replies: 28
Views: 2015

Re: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?

Expander for SARPE procedure. Food gets caught in it. Didn't fit right and one side was digging into my hard palate which resolved once turning was done. Now it moved some and is digging in hard palate in back of mouth. Also one of back bands was falling off and ortho had to rig it some since taking...
by mouth
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 52 and FINALLY Ready for Surgery!
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

Re: 52 and FINALLY Ready for Surgery!

61 yo and just had SARPE surgery 2 wks ago. Scheduled for Lefort 1 and BSSO next year. So i have joined the over 50 crowd. Surgery went fine, just find expander is digging in my palate and still feel very tired.
by mouth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 2685

Re: Lower Jaw Surgery

I plan to have upper and lower jaw surgery within the year. Although I know it will make me look better I am doing it for practical reasons. If teeth do not meet properly (the bite), more strain is placed on the other teeth. I also have sleep apnea because of this. A lot of folks don't know they hav...
by mouth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE surgery vs double jaw
Replies: 1
Views: 514

SARPE surgery vs double jaw

Just had SARPE surgery and will need Lefort 1 and BSSO (bringing jaw forward) in future. Want to know what if any difference folks had between the 2 surgeries. Obviously the second surgery is more extensive.
by mouth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What medical problems does your bite typically cause you?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: What medical problems does your bite typically cause you?

Main problem was fractured teeth and sleep apnea. Insurance covered surgery cause of sleep apnea. I did not have TMJ until I was unable to use my bite block because of bite plate I needed to wear and now post SARPE surgery. I grind my teeth. Post op I am not allowed to use my Bipap machine because w...
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Health After Surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Oral Health After Surgery?

Doc told me to use manual tooth brush and rinse with salt water. I felt comfortable using electric tooth brush on lower teeth and child's manual tooth brush on top careful not to hit suture line. Then used water pic on lowest pressure setting to rinse mouth. I felt it was too painful and difficult t...
by mouth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 83
Views: 79919

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

Being a nurse I would take as few items as possible to hospital. You will only be there a nite or two depending on the type of surgery. I did not take any pjs,but if u do maybe just bottoms. They provided the non slip socks which I worn. Lip balm and facial wipes were very helpful. My face was very ...
by mouth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Age for surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Age for surgery

Just wanted everyone to know that I am a 61 yo woman who had the SARPE surgery 2 weeks ago and will need the second part (Lefort 1 and BSSO) in the next year. to those who are thinking why would I do this at my age- well after multiple fracture teeth, root canal, caps and finally fracture both upper...
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: November Surgery Buddies!
Replies: 183
Views: 6451

Re: November Surgery Buddies!

Had by surgery 10/26/2015. SARPE I was also concerned as to how much help I would need. First post op appt I was required to bring someone so doc could show them how to use the key. Besides being very tired my biggest problem has been turning the key. I can not do it myself. It is very hard for me t...
by mouth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1874
Views: 471788

Re: SARPE Surgery

I had SARPE surgery 10/26/2015. I did not have very much bloody mucus but the anesthesiologist put the breathing tube in my mouth. Usually the tube is put in your nose. I am also eating soft food since 1 week post op. My main problem is I am having difficulty turning the key myself. Any suggestions?...