Everything you need to know about numbness after orthognathic surgery

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Cirugía maxilofacial

Everything you need to know about numbness after orthognathic surgery

The sensation of numbness, also called paresthesia, is one of the possible complications derived from orthognathic surgery, which occurs in different places and with different levels of intensity. As a rule, this sensation is transient, with a very variable recovery period. Orthognathic surgery addresses areas of the face through which different nerves and nerve endings...

What is SARPE?

S.A.R.P.E is an acronym for Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion. It is a technique that combines surgery with orthodontic treatment to achieve a widening of small palates, correcting problems such as lateral cross bite and dental crowding of the upper arch. For whom is SARPE indicated? The palate is formed by two bones that join...

What is Surgery First?

The Surgery First technique, which has revolutionized the panorama of the maxillofacial sector, consists in changing the classic sequence of treatment in orthognathic surgery (braces-orthognathic surgery-braces), and replacing it with orthognathic surgery- braces, that is, first, the bony bases are repositioned through surgery and then dental malposition is corrected, resulting in three great advantages: The...

How is the postoperative of an ultrasonic rhinoplasty?

After explaining what ultrasonic rhinoplasty is, Dr. Jorge Masià, maxillofacial surgeon, talks about the recovery process after this surgery. What recommendations should the patient follow after the ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure? During the first week, the patient should take antibiotic to prevent infection of the operative area as well as painkillers to counteract postoperative discomfort. The nasal...