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How long does a broken jaw take to heal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: How badly fractured: nondisplaced single--2 wks soft diet... O/w 6-8 wks if surgical fixation needed. More, if bone loss or infection happens.
Dr. Joseph Bassett
60 years experience Thoracic Surgery
3 to 6 weeks: Jaw bone is very vascular and heals in a short time.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on case. 4-6 weeks on average.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Jaw fracture: Non-displaced jaw fracture takes about 6 weeks to fully heal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
15 years experience Dentistry
Broken jaw: It depends on the type of break, where the break took place, whether or not surgery was needed to reset the jaw alignment, etc. Could take weeks.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks, depending on type of break and age plus other factors. See oral surgeon for advice.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Evaluation: If it's been 2 years don't expect much if any more change. Please see specialist Oral &a Maxillofacial Surgeon for evaluation, treatment options, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
See oral surgeon: If you truly have a broken jaw you need professional medical care right away. Your jaw may need to be splinted or wired closed to stabilize it while t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, the : Pain may take a while to dissipate. Are you under medical care?
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
21 years experience Family Medicine
Broken jaw: The only food that can be eaten is food that doesn't have to be thoroughly chewed, but you are safest with liquids and protein drinks.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Nerve/muscle injury?: A person who has had facial fractures or other facial trauma can have damage to facial muscles or nerves. Sometimes the swelling after trauma can comp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Biderman
9 years experience Dentistry
Hospital: If jaw is broken you should've gone to the hospital asap.

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