July 10, 2018

It's been 8 weeks since I underwent maxillary and mandibular advancement surgery to treat sleep apnea.  Although the initial healing was complete after only a few weeks, there are still ongoing issues to contend with as the tissues undergo further remodeling....

March 17, 2018

It's now been 6 weeks since having double jaw surgery to treat sleep apnea.  Weeks 5 and 6 were much easier than previous weeks, as many of the post-surgery issues I was dealing with have gotten significantly better.  

Most significantly, I've finally been abl...

March 4, 2018

Four weeks after my double jaw advancement surgery to treat sleep apnea has shown some interesting changes in my profile, with an improvement in the jaw and neck line.  Things weren't looking so great at the one week mark, but with swelling that was to be expected.  I...

February 25, 2018

The third week after my double jaw surgery (maxillary and mandibular advancement) to treat my sleep apnea has been an eventful one.  I started back to work on my normal schedule as a periodontist, so healing is no longer my full time job.  Plus, I've been going to the...

February 11, 2018

So it's officially been two weeks since undergoing double jaw surgery to advance both my mandible and maxilla to improve my airway space to treat my sleep apnea.  My facial appearance is pretty normal at this point, as about 80% of the swelling has resolved, although m...

February 6, 2018

Much of the bruising has faded now to a light yellowing along the sides of the lower jaw and still extending down onto the chest.  

My husband and I took the chance to get away for a few hours and go the movies for a matinee.  It was fine to go out and about, but I...

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About Dr. Sarah

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As a periodontist, I went to 3 extra years of training after dental school to specialize in treating periodintitis, a condition affecting the bone and gums around teeth.  I learned so much about disease and surgery, but suprisingly little about nutrition and health, and how best to support your body as you recover from surgery.  Due to my own personal journey through IBS and major back surgeries, I have since become slightly obsessed about these topics, listening to literally thousands hours of health podcasts, going to health conferences, and reading many books on the topic.  I have found that many of my patients are also starving for this information, but don't know where to start.  I hope this can be the place!

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