When it comes to undergoing jaw surgery, one of the main questions on a patient's’ mind is what will the healing and recovery experience be like. It’s only natural to wonder how long you’ll need to be away from work or school, how much discomfort you may experience as you heal, and how long it’ll be until you’re back on your feet and feeling like yourself again.

For the most part, predicting the healing and recovery time following jaw surgery is best done on a case-by-case basis, and will vary broadly depending upon the individual patient. Having said that, here are general answers to the most common questions we get about the recovery following corrective jaw surgery.

What to Expect Following Corrective Jaw Surgery

How Long Will I Be in the Hospital?
How Much Pain Will I be in?
How Much Swelling Will I Experience?
How Long Will it Take for my Jaw to Heal?
What Will I be Able to Eat Following Jaw Surgery?
When Can I Return to Work or School?

‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’