Jaw surgery: Caring for your child's mouth and teeth after the operation

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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.

Key points

  • Proper care of the teeth and mouth following jaw surgery will speed recovery and prevent problems.
  • Your child will need to use special tooth brushes and mouth rinses.
  • Your child should exercise face and jaw muscles following surgery.
  • Your child will need to eat a special diet of soft foods until the jaw is healed.
Last updated: August 30th 2007