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Lost jaw movement after CANCER surgery

Hi, My mother had surgery for ORAL CANCER 3rd molar region. fallowed by Radiation and Chemo simultaneously.
It's been almost 6 months since surgery and Radiation. the  site is not healed yet.She slowly lost her jaw movement. she can stretch max. upto1/2 inch. also dryness in mouth. saliva gland also was removed during surgery. Is there any that she can re-gain her jaw movement at least up to an inch?



This discussion is related to Damage to jaw after radiation treatment, what can be done.
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Hi there!

These are common side effects after surgery and radiation. The dryness is unlikely to heal on its own and external measures medications may be advised if the condition is severe. Regarding jaw movement she may need reconstruction after some time. It would be best to discuss the situation and the suggested management plan with her treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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