after jaw wire removal

And, naturally, I wanted to keep it. Go to my blog (www.segwaysarebad.blogspot.com). Both of your comments were flagged as spam, and I found them in my spam folder this morning. Sorry about your injury, Clifford! Like everyone else who has gone through this, it is not easy. A small area on the left side of my face and lip is numb and I feel a tingling feel as well. Has anyone else had a minor trip up and how likely is it that I rebroke the area? When you can easily eat a pile of french fries again, I suspect, like all of us, you will be eating again and back to your normal weight just fine. Today is July 28th. I know it’s not fun, but think of it as taking your medicine. I was waiting in Houston for a taxi with a friend when he saw a girl being harassed by some guys. I cannot wait! This site helped me so much and I vowed that I would try to encourage others. You may be told to This is just speculation, though. The new method, which the investigators tested in rabbits, used distraction osteogenesis after tumor removal surgery to restore the missing portion of a patient’s jaw. Another thing (sorry for the rant) Where the break is is very tender and I get shooting pains when trying to move it and I am still having hearing problems as it is so close to the ear – I am worried that if the bone is rubbing and blocking my jaw that it is damaging my ear … any idea if this could be the case. Oftem put avacado, cucumber, gar;ic cylantro, little dressing drink it down. Well it didn’t so I went to ER a week later. I had a similar fracture pattern to you (one just off center in my chin and both condyles) back in August and my functioning is pretty good now. You may need this to help your jaw heal from a fracture. I was told to see a specialized physiotherapist for this but skipped it. I think I ended up getting on my bike about a week after I was able to open my mouth for the first time. I’m most interested in now is how does the procedure in the doc’s office go when they are unwired. Once that is done he will get bars and bands? You’ve been through a lot. I hope your appointment went well. Sounds like you’re making good progress.I don’t think I could really open my mouth much at all the first day the wires were removed; way too painful. During the period of time your jaws are wired together, you may find you have a change in bowel habits. I just spent a while reading through everyone’s comments so I would know what to expect after getting my wires off. Hello just got my wires off and it feels like my teeth are off track and i cant bite down did you experience this?..I’m trying Not to worry because I still have the arch bar around my gums for another 2weeks. I likewise find it heartening to see people coming together here to offer our experiences and support to those who are going through this procedure. This will insure a balanced diet during your recovery and in case of nausea there will be less food in your stomach. I’m sorry to hear about your injuries. The foods are blended to the consistency you can suck through a straw and through your teeth. Also, will the asymmetry in my jaw go? Your diet after unwiring is … Hi Jon. Plan midmorning, midafternoon, and evening snacks. Sorry to hear about your missing teeth, are dental implants in your future? There are some foods which do not blend thoroughly: vegetables with tough skins, such as corn, dried peas and beans, are some examples of vegetables you should avoid blending. The oral surgeon put on one rubberband and it feels like it is really helping especially at night when I sleep. On Monday, my doctor will remove the braces if all is well ( he will do another x-ray before). The next time I see my dentist, I’m going to ask about my options. A stash of Ensure might be a good idea. Sorry to hear about your injury. Thank you Adam. Anyway, they can be used to squirt food past your teeth and that expanded the variety of foods I could consume exponentially. Things will get better. A small, soft, child size toothbrush is easier to use while your jaws are wired together. Hi Bret, how did your appointment go? I am nearly crying tears of relief to find a group of people going through what has been a pretty terrible experience and that even my wonderful, supportive friends and family can’t fully understand. This “community” of jaw-injured folks is such a great example of “paying it forward” – I love that! My mom fell last August and broke her jaw in two places. Moreover, the removal of an implant may weaken the bone or fail to alleviate the pain. Also, I’d urge you to make sure you get enough calories in. However, a doctor would obviously be able to provide a less speculative answer. It’s a website for adults with braces and they have a section for people with planned surgery. I can open my mouth about one and a half centimeters. The heeling, at least in my case, took a long time. They did shift a little bit while I was wired, too. Good luck to all going through this. Apparently I don’t have it near as bad as others. I suppose all you can really do is trust in your surgeon and try to have faith that everything will turn out ok in the end. Doc says the bars and wires come off in two weeks, August 10th. I was put under when my wires were removed, so I can’t comment too much on pain, but I didn’t need to take anything after they were removed. You need a pair of socks (preferrably longer ones) and long grain rice (not Minute Rice). Hi Bob, A week later, he tightened the rubber bands and I remained like this until 3 days ago, so a total of 5 weeks. It’s hard to keep spirits high, especially after seeing that it’s taken some months to eat slightly tougher foods. Thanks again for sharing. And same as jaw surgery, by day 4-5 I was off of pain meds or any kind of pain reliever completely. Would you be able to call that dentist and ask questions? You have no idea how much your note means to me. With all the pain though, I haven’t been back to work for over a month and want to go back but am physically and emotionally exhausted most of the time. I wrote about it in this post. The funny thing about that visit was that the surgeon’s assistant made a big deal about how redhead’s have low pain tolerance. They are all offering great liquid diet recipes. I know there are different ways of wiring the jaws shut though so perhaps your case was different. I’m glad you got the wires off and continue to recover. Sorry to hear about your situation. I can recommend this! They knocked me out and kicked me in the head while unconscious proceeding to beak my lower mandible along the angle, in line with my wisdom tooth on the right hand side. After the hardware is removed, there is often a hole in the bone. I think it’s normal to have some days that are good and some that are bad. The back tooth has some large chunks out of it and some of my others too but less severe. Was wired shut for three weeks and have been on bands for the past two weeks. This site was a lifesaver for me at that point in my recovery. I have also been getting some severe migraines and fatigue (although it could be stress) – could this be related (I am worried about TMJ)? Thanks for posting. Btw, I found it frustrating too that some doctors didn’t really give me a lot of information but I also think there is a lot of uncertainty in this kind of recovery. I think the recovery from this type of injury (at least for me) has been more of a mental than physical challenge. She will appreciate knowing she’s not alone. I just got unwired but have arch bars & rubberband on opposide of fracture(mandibular fracture). I didn’t experience anything like the tooth loosening, but my recollection is that I read something to the effect that wires around a tooth can cause gums to recede. My boyfriend was in a motorcycle accident and he was wired yesterday. This jaw stuff is no walk in the park especially since you’re dealing with a setback. To make matters worse, one week into the wiring I was so weak from the new “diet” I fell and dislocated my shoulder and ended up back in the hospital. Got the muscle and nerve spasm on left side. This usually disappears in a week or two. Shannon, try the special k drinks. Been jaw wired shut for 3 weeks and ended up with 2 mini titanium mini plates inserted into my mandible… So I call first thing in the AM,I was initially offered a 4:14PM appointment, I kindly inform the receptionist that I have not been able to eat or sleep going on the 5th day and I can not wait until that time, she finds me a 1:30PM appointment, I arrive, the nurse takes me back and gets an x-ray, then tells me the doctor will be in soon. I had never broken any bones or gotten stitches before this accident, so it’s been a really difficult experience, emotionally and physically. I really was not given any expectations, I did not realize until reading this that it will not be all over with in 6 weeks. He said about 5 weeks for this wiring and they should be out which would be now to go 3 weeks and 3 days! (In fact, I find that to be the case, even when my mandible is in one piece.). The retainer is called a lingual wire because it’s glued or bonded to the back surface oof your teeth. On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Shock and Jaw wrote: > amerberg commented: “Sorry about your injury, Clifford! Thank you for asking about my mom. Lost 20 pounds in three weeks and all food became disgusting to say the very least. Anyway, I am hopeful that I will be cleared for some sort of exercise at my next appointment. Hoping in a couple of weeks it will be 2-3 fingers! I fractured the right side of my jaw and just got my jaw wired 5 days ago; I didn’t need any screws or plates and am scared of what’s going to be next. My dad helped (he’s 92). Anyone facing chronic pain has the dual issue of how draining and exhausting it can be to face this challenge. Is there exercises I can do? Do you have a physician or dentist you can get in touch with? Maybe I’ll have that tomorrow in fact. I think it took 1.5 – 2 years for my bite and the numbness in my lips to become completely normal again. So I thought I’d celebrate with chocolate cake. I can see the gums have been damaged and has left big gaps in between where my teeth where my gums were – is this also normal. If you didn’t directly hit your jaw, I doubt that you broke it again. Ask your doctor to be sure, but I haven’t tried to chew anything (still on liquids) and your situation mirrors mine almost identically. She is having the wires removed the day after tomorrow and I don’t think she has any idea that she won’t be having a big bowl of spaghetti upon her return home. Thanks Adam, I did eat oatmeal last night, I couldn’t really chew, but figured opening my mouth to put the baby spoon with oatmeal in was some jaw exercise. I’ve had a couple of friends who had orthognathic surgery and they both have normal mouth opening and no weird joint noises or anything. e. Avoid water ... at which time removal of the wires and elastics will be scheduled. Since I had worked in a dental office for a few years I knew the importance of taking care of my gums. Before you go home after surgery, you will be given a pair of wire cutters. The recovery was slow. You might want to check out the forums on archwired.com. Wow, that sounds like a rough accident! Cough frequently after the episode to make sure you do not inhale any food particles. Do not shave the area around the incision for at least four to five days after the sutures have been removed. That you’re still around is a small miracle. But doing so isn’t instrumental enough to my happiness for me to bother doing anything about it (e.g., therapy). Would anyone know if this is normal from swelling or if my tooth/teeth are cracked? it surely can’t happen twice! Being in China it is very hard to know what is going on and to have any reassurance or information – they simply wired me and let me go without saying anything. in good spirits and tried to eat some fries…um no, not happening. I had a similar accident on the bicycle five weeks ago ending up with three mandible breaks – one in center at chin and two at either side near the condyles. Stay strong and be patient. 1) Muscle Milk – I happened to like it better than a lot of the high protein drinks because it was lactose and soy free. Talking to your dentist or oral surgeon is probably the best course of action at this stage, though. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Unreal. My name is Karen. Could of been worse indeed!!! I also ate a lot of soup, particularly the high cal cream/cheese based soups, and added olive oil to vegetable canned/jar soups, which are typically low in calories. She didn’t like them at all. From that time on, I chose to just deal with this temporary problem and stick with tasty smoothies – not too hot and not too cold due to fractured teeth. I tripped on some rebar and bolts left where a handicap parking sign had been removed in a local shopping center. Good news was that fall did not affect the jaw. Place warm water in the waterpik, set it on the lowest setting and slowly go over your arch bars, until food particles are gone. Since then, they’ve mostly moved back, but one of them is still ever so slightly out of line. Uncomplicated jaw fractures generally heal in 4-6 weeks. Hurts desperately to open my mouth. As for the overbite, I do recall my oral surgeon telling me that my bone wouldn’t heal back exactly the way it was before, but that it would be good enough to do the things I needed to do. I am 3 weeks into wiring. She had the wires removed on Thursday and was immediately in better spirits. The enamel was crumbling off one tooth too, because of the way they fit now. Over how screwed up my mouth wired, too having the wires certainly didn ’ t want to visit. 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