• Just curious is anyone has had a broken jawbone after having teeth pulled or other surgery to the jaw?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, June 10, 2019

    Just curious is anyone has had a broken jawbone after having teeth pulled or other surgery to the jaw?

    I had a consultation with oral surgery department today about an impacted wisdom tooth I have. They mentioned several times that I would have to be on a liquid/soft food diet for around 6 weeks. I had these instructions when my implants were put in also, so I am familiar with that part. (Milkshakes are considered soft/liquid) but it's the description of what can happen if I don't follow. The doctor kept stressing that this tooth is buried halfway in my jawbone and after it's pulled I could break my jawbone from eating something hard. I want none of that! Have you had a jaw break?

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    • valeriet's Avatar

      I, personally, have not, but I facilitate an ONNC support group and a couple of my members have. However, ask your dentist about the Periotome method of extraction. It's a special instrument, which my dentist used for an extraction, and there is no pulling, tugging, or trauma to the jaw. You can google it for more info. Good luck.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Thanks for your information. I'm having this done at Vanderbilt, it's one of only two NCI Designated hospitals in Tennessee. They use the newest methods and technology. I am curious about anyone who despite having used the best methods still had a break, due to eating too soon or any other reason.

      4 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      Greg, I wish you all the best.

      4 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Good luck with this, Greg. Is it scheduled yet?

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      No, not scheduled yet. I'm waiting for Vandy to call us. I am suspecting that there is going to be an ordeal over whether my insurance will cover it or not, then if they don't how do I get the procedure done. My first surgery for this diagnosis was an outpatient surgery in the operating room just like this one will be. That charge was 28,000.00. So I'm going to need one of those magic hats that you can pull things out of, and mine is going to need to have about 30K in it.

      4 months ago

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