Jaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationJJaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationJaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationEnglishPlasticsTeen (13-18 years)MandibleMouthNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2007-08-30T04:00:00ZBryan Tompson, DDS, D. Orth., D. Paed., FRCD(C);Leslie Brown, RN, CHS Manager Dentistry;Joyce Baker, RDH;Emily Wallace, RDH6.0000000000000074.0000000000000675.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Following jaw surgery, it is important to properly care for your child's teeth and mouth. Learn how to keep your child's jaw clean following jaw surgery. </p><h2>Taking care of your child's mouth after surgery is important</h2> <p>Proper care of the mouth and teeth after surgery will help your child get better faster. Let your child know that caring fortheir mouth and teeth will help: </p> <ul> <li>stop infection</li> <li>heal the mouth and jaw</li> <li>keep the gums healthy</li> <li>remove plaque</li> <li>stop bad breath</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Proper care of the teeth and mouth following jaw surgery will speed recovery and prevent problems.</li> <li>Your child will need to use special tooth brushes and mouth rinses.</li> <li>Your child should exercise face and jaw muscles following surgery.</li> <li>Your child will need to eat a special diet of soft foods until the jaw is healed.</li> </ul>
Mâchoire : soin de la bouche et des dents de votre enfant après une opération chirurgicaleMMâchoire : soin de la bouche et des dents de votre enfant après une opération chirurgicaleJaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationFrenchPlasticsTeen (13-18 years)MandibleMouthNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2007-08-30T04:00:00ZBryan Tompson, DDS, D. Orth., D. Paed., FRCD(C);Leslie Brown, RN, CHS Manager Dentistry;Joyce Baker, RDH;Emily Wallace, RDH6.0000000000000074.0000000000000675.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Après d'une opération à la mâchoire, il est important de bien prendre soin des dents et de la bouche de votre enfant.</p><h2>Les soins de la bouche de votre enfant après l'opération sont importants</h2> <p>Il est important de bien prendre soin de la bouche et des dents de votre enfant après une opération à la mâchoire pour que votre enfant s'en remette plus facilement. Dites à votre enfant que les soins de la bouche et des dents aideront :</p> <ul> <li>à prévenir les infections;</li> <li>à la guérison de la bouche et de la mâchoire;</li> <li>à garder des gencives saines;</li> <li>à retirer la plaque dentaire;</li> <li>à prévenir la mauvaise haleine.</li> </ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Des soins adéquats des dents et de la bouche à la suite d'une opération à la mâchoire accélèreront le rétablissement et préviendront les problèmes.​</li> <li>Votre enfant devra utiliser des brosses à dents et des rince-bouches spéciaux.​</li> <li>Votre enfant devra faire des exercices pour les muscles du visage et de la mâchoire à la suite de l'opération.​</li> <li>Votre enfant devra suivre un régime spécial d'aliments mous jusqu'à ce que la mâchoire soit guérie. ​</li> </ul>

 

 

Jaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operation1216.00000000000Jaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationJaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operationJEnglishPlasticsTeen (13-18 years)MandibleMouthNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2007-08-30T04:00:00ZBryan Tompson, DDS, D. Orth., D. Paed., FRCD(C);Leslie Brown, RN, CHS Manager Dentistry;Joyce Baker, RDH;Emily Wallace, RDH6.0000000000000074.0000000000000675.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Following jaw surgery, it is important to properly care for your child's teeth and mouth. Learn how to keep your child's jaw clean following jaw surgery. </p><h2>Taking care of your child's mouth after surgery is important</h2> <p>Proper care of the mouth and teeth after surgery will help your child get better faster. Let your child know that caring fortheir mouth and teeth will help: </p> <ul> <li>stop infection</li> <li>heal the mouth and jaw</li> <li>keep the gums healthy</li> <li>remove plaque</li> <li>stop bad breath</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Proper care of the teeth and mouth following jaw surgery will speed recovery and prevent problems.</li> <li>Your child will need to use special tooth brushes and mouth rinses.</li> <li>Your child should exercise face and jaw muscles following surgery.</li> <li>Your child will need to eat a special diet of soft foods until the jaw is healed.</li> </ul><h2>What you will need to care for your child's mouth after surgery</h2> <p>After surgery, you will need special things to help care for your child's teeth and mouth.</p> <h3>The orthodontic clinic may give you the following things:</h3> <ul> <li>a tuft specialty toothbrush and a regular soft toothbrush</li> <li>Vaseline</li> <li>orthodontic wax</li> </ul> <p>If you are not given these things, ask a nurse or doctor at the clinic.</p> <h3>You will need to buy from the pharmacy:</h3> <ul> <li>Peridex Oral Rinse: Your surgeon will write you a prescription for Peridex Oral Rinse. Your child needs to use it for two or three weeks. </li> <li>Alcohol-free mouth rinse: When your child stops using Peridex, they need to use a regular alcohol-free mouth rinse for at least two more weeks or until their mouth is fully healed. </li> </ul> <h2>Brushing your child's teeth</h2> <p>The surgeon or nurse will tell you when your child can start brushing their teeth again. Usually, this will be two or three days after the surgery. Be careful not to brush on the incision areas. Incision areas are the places where the surgeon cut your child's mouth. Your child can start to brush these areas gently about two weeks after surgery or when the incision site is fully healed. </p> <p>Your child will need to brush their splint and wires as well as their teeth. The small soft toothbrush will work for most areas. The tuft brush will help with areas that are hard to reach. </p> <h3>How to brush your child's teeth</h3> <p>Teach your child the following steps:</p> <ul> <li>Use warm water and a small amount of toothpaste. Put the bristle tips against the gum line and brush in a gentle circular motion over all of the teeth. Be careful not to brush on top of stitches. </li> <li>After you brush, use the mouth rinse in the way the surgeon tells you to. Use the mouth rinse every time until healing is complete. </li> <li>Brush after each meal and before going to bed.</li> <li>Use Vaseline or lip balm often to keep lips moist.</li> </ul> <p>Note: If any of the wires are poking your child or causing sores on their lips or cheeks, cover the wires with orthodontic wax and call the orthodontist. </p> <h2>Exercises for your child's face</h2> <p>Facial exercises will help your child move their lips and jaw. A nurse or doctor will show your child how to do facial exercises before they leave the hospital. If no one shows you, ask the nurse or orthodontist. Your child needs to do these exercises ten times in a row, four times a day. They need to do this until their mouth is fully healed. </p> <h2>Eating and drinking</h2> <p>Your child should drink lots of fluids.</p> <p>Give your child soft, nutritious foods that are high in protein and calories. Good foods to serve are soups, porridge, eggs, blended or mashed vegetables and fruits, overcooked pasta, smoothies, milk, milkshakes and yogurt. A hospital dietitian will talk to you about your child's diet before you leave the hospital. </p><h2>Follow-up care</h2> <p>If you have any problems after your surgery, you should call your surgeon's craniofacial coordinator. Be sure to ask for their name and telephone number before you leave the hospital. </p> <p>Name:</p> <p>Telephone:</p>Jaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operation

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