How Long Will It Take To Recover From Jaw Surgery?

The time it takes to recover from jaw surgery varies depending on each patient’s situation because jaw surgery is often more invasive than other types of oral surgery.

If you require jaw surgery, you probably have many questions. When a dentist or oral surgeon like Dr. Larry Wolford recommends jaw surgery, it is for a good reason.

Your jawbones are essential to enjoying smooth and comfortable oral function. When the jaws are affected by deformities, disease, or trauma, it can take a toll on your oral health along with your quality of life.

Dr. Larry M. Wolford, a caring and compassionate jaw surgeon, provides postoperative instructions along with a postoperative timeline of expectations following jaw surgery. With the best jaw surgeon in our area, our team answers frequently asked questions about this type of procedure, including the length to recover from jaw surgery.

FAQs: Recover from Jaw Surgery

How Do the Jaws Play a Role in Oral Function?

The roots of teeth are anchored in the jaw, which creates a patient’s bite or occlusion. A bite refers to how teeth line up when the mouth is closed. If the jaws are positioned improperly or damaged by injury or disease, the teeth cannot line up as they should when eating or speaking. Some occlusion issues can lead to unnecessary tooth wear because the upper and lower teeth scrape and grind against one another.

Misaligned bites and jaw alignment issues can also produce discomfort in facial pain, frequent headaches, and TMJ dysfunction. All these issues associated with misaligned jaws will ultimately affect oral function and the patient’s health.

How Do Jawbones Become Misaligned?

Issues with the alignment of jawbones can be the result of a deformity during birth or during adolescence. Blunt trauma to the face and conditions such as osteoporosis or periodontal disease can affect bone placement and density as well.

Will I Be Comfortable During the Procedure?

Our team takes all measures necessary to promote comfort and relaxation. We will administer the appropriate amounts of pain medication and sedatives to provide our patients with a worry-free and comfortable experience.

Will I Be Given Post-Operative Instructions?

After any oral surgery procedure, we provide patients with information on post-operative care so that patients can recover from jaw surgery as quickly as possible.

Dr. Wolford is renowned globally for complex jaw revision surgery and total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement. To schedule an appointment with our caring jaw surgery expert, Dr. Larry M. Wolford, call our  214-828-9115 today or use our online contact form.


Get To Know Dr. Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Maxillofacial Jaw Surgeon | Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Dr. Larry M. Wolford
The Leading Maxillofacial Revision Surgeon in the World

Dr. Larry M. Wolford, known as a caring and compassionate doctor, surgeon, researcher, lecturer, inventor, is renowned globally as a leading innovator in TMJ (jaw joint) surgery, orthognathic “corrective jaw” surgery, and maxillofacial revision surgery. He has completed many thousands of successful surgeries and is the most recognized, awarded, and referred Maxillofacial surgeon in the World.

Dr. Wolford’s patients travel to Dallas, Tx from all over the world. He has received recognition from his esteemed surgeon colleagues in the form of numerous awards, honors, Who’s Who in the World, and voted one of the leading Maxillofacial Surgeons in the world. Dr. Wolford has tirelessly shared his knowledge, surgical inventions, and expertise with other surgeons having trained hundreds of other surgeons through various fellowships at Baylor and Texas A&M.

Dr. Wolford is the recognized expert in his field as seen on numerous media outlets and by his long list of Google 5 Star reviews. Other oral surgeons, dentists, maxillofacial surgeons regularly refer their most difficult patients to Dr. Wolford because of his superior knowledge, capabilities, and life-changing results.

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Office Location:

Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Baylor University Medical Center, Worth Street Tower 3409 Worth Street, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75246

Experience Matters

Dr. Larry Wolford has over 40 years of complex surgical experience

65% of his practice are patients referred from all over the USA and other countries

Developed many innovative procedures that are the current jaw surgical techniques

Listens to the patient and answers questions with care and compassionate