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Face and Jaw Surgery

Facial infections

11/15/2005

Question:

i have just had jaw surgery and the area around the plates have become infected what has caused this

Answer:

It is hard to tell what caused this in your particular case. However, the common cause is a small breakdown of the incision area which allows bacterial penetration and therefore infection.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University