Maxillo-facial - patient information

The following are links to leaflets and web sites that we think may be useful to our maxillo-facial patients. 

For a full listing of available resources please go to the Trust’s web directory of patient information

Orthognathic surgery: aftercare advice
Department of Maxillo Facial Surgery and Orthodontics
After extensive surgery to correct the position of your jaws, you can expect to feel some discomfort for a few days. Your face will feel numb, swollen, and tight, your jaws will feel stiff and you will find that you cannot open your mouth widely. You may also have difficulty breathing through your nose and find swallowing difficult due to a sore throat. This leaflet will give you some tips to help you through your recovery.
Date of production
December 2020 (version 2)
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We value equality of access to our information and services and are therefore happy to provide the information in these leaflets in Braille, Easy Read, large print, or audio - upon request.

If you would like a copy of this document in your language, please contact the ward or department responsible for your care.

Pacjenci chcący uzyskać kopię tego dokumentu w swoim języku ojczystym powinni skontaktować się z oddziałem lub działem odpowiedzialnym za opiekę nad nimi.

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