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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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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