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How to Prepare Yourself for Corrective Jaw Surgery

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
How to Prepare Yourself for Corrective Jaw SurgeryCorrective jaw surgery is a critical medical and dental treatment process that realigns your jaw to improve the performance and functioning of your teeth. Your treatment may take several months or years to complete. Therefore, preparing for the treatment is key to having a smooth surgery and a quick recovery process. These are some essential tips that will assist you to prepare for corrective jaw surgery.

Practice a Healthy Diet

You have to maintain great physical health prior to any form of surgery. Among the best ways of acquiring good physical health is through exercising and eating a balanced diet meal. Having a nutritious meal and exercise will give your body a higher immune and strength for a quick recovery. You have to start doing these healthy activities as soon as you have received the surgery date.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Activities

Good oral hygiene habits prevent the risk of you getting infections or bacterial problems during or after the surgery. Ways of observing great oral hygiene include flossing. Also, you should ensure you brush your teeth at least twice daily.

If you are a smoker, you have to quit since it increases the probability of having complications during jaw correction surgery. Furthermore, smoking will make you suffer from gum disease and slow down your healing process.


Preparing for surgery is usually overwhelming to most patients. Hence, listening to music, meditating, and getting enough sleep are some ways you can use to calm your nerves.

Preparing Non-Chew Food in Advance

During the recovery process, chewing will be difficult. Therefore, you have to plan what to eat in advance. Planning will reduce stress and make the recovery process easier for you. You can purchase food such as yogurt, pudding, and pre-made foods. Having a blender will make your meal preparation easier.

Also, most importantly, ensure you speak about the allergies you may have that could affect your surgery. To learn more, please contact us today! And for information you can click the links below:
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