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Dr. Patrick A. Abbey, D.M.D

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Dr. Patrick A. Abbey, D.M.D
  • TAMPA, FL
  • Accepting new patients

Is jaw reduction surgery dangerous?

Typically not. The most common complications would be infection and possible numbness in the lip/chin region

How long do you have to have your jaw wired shut after surgery?

Typically not at all with modern surgical procedures

How long do you have to eat soft foods after dental implants?

For 3 months in lower jaw and 6 months in the upper

When can I chew after jaw surgery?

Non chew foods for 6 weeks then somewhat soft foods for another 6 weeks

How do you sleep after jaw surgery?

With head elevated as much as she can

What is the white bump in my throat?

You should go have it examined, the possible cause would be a long list

Is jaw surgery necessary for overbite?

Only if it is too extreme for correction with braces alone. You should have a consult from at least one orthodontist (who regularly does braces for patients having surgery) and READ MORE
Only if it is too extreme for correction with braces alone. You should have a consult from at least one orthodontist (who regularly does braces for patients having surgery) and an OMFS to gather enough information to make an educated decision for yourself. Be wary of orthodontists that do NOT routinely do braces for patients requiring surgery, as they may tell you that you DON'T need surgery and they can fix your bite because they don't want to lose you as a patient.

Can you speak after jaw surgery?

Yes, typically today you should expect to NOT have your teeth wired shut and you could speak the same day after surgery.

How long is hospital stay after jaw surgery?

Typically our patients would stay in the hospital for one night and go home the following day. There are cases where it would be safe for you to go home the same day, but that READ MORE
Typically our patients would stay in the hospital for one night and go home the following day. There are cases where it would be safe for you to go home the same day, but that depends on the specific procedures being done.

Is removing wisdom teeth major surgery?

Everyone's experience is different, and their perspective is different. The degree of surgery done is relative to the position of YOUR teeth specifically and how impacted they READ MORE
Everyone's experience is different, and their perspective is different. The degree of surgery done is relative to the position of YOUR teeth specifically and how impacted they are. You should discuss this with your surgeon in consultation, reviewing your X-rays and specific issues.

Can a tooth extraction cause nerve damage?

That can be a risk, typically more so with a back lower tooth. The position of the tooth and the nerve will be the important factor. There are different imaging techniques your READ MORE
That can be a risk, typically more so with a back lower tooth. The position of the tooth and the nerve will be the important factor. There are different imaging techniques your surgeon should use to visualize the nerve position better (like a cone beam CT) if it looks critical to help quantify that risk for you.

Do I need surgery for TMJ?

Sometimes TMJ symptoms will indicate a problem within the joint that would require surgery to correct, but those are a much lower percentage of patients overall. Typically, you READ MORE
Sometimes TMJ symptoms will indicate a problem within the joint that would require surgery to correct, but those are a much lower percentage of patients overall. Typically, you would need to exhaust the non-surgical options before considering that level of treatment.

My wisdom teeth haven't come in. Is this normal?

Yes, but you should have them evaluated with an x-ray to see what kind of position they are in, if there is any pathology (like a cyst) developing with them, and to assess if they READ MORE
Yes, but you should have them evaluated with an x-ray to see what kind of position they are in, if there is any pathology (like a cyst) developing with them, and to assess if they should come out.

I have a large boil in my mouth. Will it have to be removed surgically?

If it is due to an infection, then you need an antibiotic. You should have this assessed IMMEDIATELY as infections from teeth can spread into your cheek or neck and be dangerous. READ MORE
If it is due to an infection, then you need an antibiotic. You should have this assessed IMMEDIATELY as infections from teeth can spread into your cheek or neck and be dangerous. You will likely need some form of treatment for the tooth like a root canal or extraction.