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Face and Jaw Surgery

Facial infections



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


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