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Can screws come loose after jaw surgery?

I am a 28 year old female. I want to know if screws can come loose after jaw surgery?

5 Answers

Although it is rare, it is possible for screws to come loose following surgery. Please follow up with the surgeon.
That would be rare unless the bone was deteriorating.
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Anything is possible. However, if the surgery was performed properly, the chances of that happening are very small. If you have ANY doubts or questions, call and be seen by your surgeon as soon as possible.
You didn’t say if you’d had the surgery or are just anticipating possible complications, but in 35 years, we never saw the loosening of screws since ultimately they incorporate into surrounding bone. Implant screws loosening, yes, but screws in jaw bone? Nope.