I’m curious as to whether anyone else here has had a coronectomy, and if so, if folks would share their experiences. To be clear, I’m not seeking medical advice, and I have a follow-up with the surgeon next Tuesday. I’m mostly interested in whether others had similar recovery times.
I had my procedure this past Friday (along with two full extractions). While the full extractions seem to be healing fine and have been of little trouble, the site of the coronectomy and surrounding area are still quite painful at times (six days later). That side of my face is still a bit swollen, and at the best of times, it feels like there’s something uncomfortably lodged in my jawbone and cheek. At the worst of times, the pain is enough to make it hard to concentrate or sleep. I still can’t open my mouth all the way, eating remains quite challenging, and even the teeth in the surrounding area are sensitive. The hydrocodone did very little to soften the blow while I was taking it.
All that said, my situation is definitely improved since the first few days after the surgery, but the improvement is slow. I foolishly thought the coronectomy would be a much less big deal than the extractions, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Anyone else have experience they’re willing to share?