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September 7, 2019

It's been a long road to make it to the one year mark after major jaw surgery to treat sleep apnea, but I'm happy to report that I made it through the hardest part of this journey.   This post will consolidate my experience of the healing process from months 6-12...

May 7, 2019

It's been 6 months since having maxillary and mandibular advancement with palatal expansion surgery to treat sleep apnea.  It's been a long journey with many appointments, but I can say that I've really started to see some positive changes. 

The most impressive of...

March 22, 2019

I've now had 4 months of recovery after maxillary and mandibular advancement surgery to treat sleep apnea.  I'm still dealing with a number of residual issues but am slowly seeing improvements as well. 

My active orthodontic treatment using Invisalign has resumed....

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 13, 2018

People have asked if all of this work that I did to treat my sleep apnea has been successful.  Well, I can say that I do feel better airflow through my nose when I'm laying down.  The problem is that I still can't lay down flat for very long, so it's hard to give a def...

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...

January 31, 2018

Jaw surgery (called orthognathic surgery) is no small endeavor.  Especially double jaw surgery (upper and lower jaws being moved concurrently).  There are many risks and the recovery can be intense with risk of permanent nerve damage, significant post-operative swellin...

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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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