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

Surgery in the mouth: aftercare advice
Day Surgery
After your surgery it is normal to have some swelling of your face and to have difficulty opening your mouth. The swelling usually starts to go down after two or three days. You may also experience bruising on your face and neck, which can spread to the upper part of your chest. This is normal. These instructions should help your wound to heal.
Date of production
March 2021
Reference number
Web 524


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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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If you cannot find the leaflet you are looking for, please contact the Patient Information Team. 

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