Orthognathic Jaw Reconstruction
Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review problems that could happen such as:
- Numbness or pain in sinuses, ears, or teeth
- Excess bleeding
- No improvement in symptoms
- Poor cosmetic outcome
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia, such as lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and wheezing
- Nausea and vomiting
Factors that may increase the risk of problems include:
- Bleeding disorders
- Chronic health conditions, such as heart disease
Talk to your doctor about these risks before the procedure.
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