What is Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy?

Category: Surgeries


See also: Jaw (orthognathic) Surgery

Osteotomy is a surgery in which the bone is modified. A bilateral sagittal split osteotomy is performed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which, in turn, can improve chewing.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

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Numbness in chin 1


Stopped having Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

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1 patient evaluation for Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

Dec 29, 2014 (Started Dec 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mandibular retrognathia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for malocclusion)
  • Side effects
    Mild (numbness in chin)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Day 20 post BSSO advancement Almost three weeks, and doing fine, Biggest impact is making sure my food is balanced nutrition, for the best healing. Due to a popped stitch 2 weeks ago, I am on a full liquid diet, and using a syringe to the centre and back of tongue to avoid getting food caught. This week the office is closed and I can not tell if it has healed, not sure where to look and if I can open my mouth wide enough. So better safe than sorry. I am already on a second round of antibiotics. I think all is well as no discharge, bad taste in my mouth or outside signs of redness or swelling.

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