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Today I have my second surgery to remove the titanium mesh installed during the first surgery. The mesh was put in place to give the bone a space to grow into. It has since dehisced (uncovered itself) on both the buccal (cheek) and lingual (tongue) sides. The lingual dehiscence is the most pronounced. My body has regrown gum tissue on the underside of at least this part of the mesh. Here are photos before I go to get this removed today. The black stain on my teeth is due to the chlorhexidine gluconate mouth wash I’ve been using to keep things clean and sterile.


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Panoramic radiograph of my jaw (from today), 6.5 months after surgery.

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