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slightly dislocated jaw

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Go to ER: Can be a serious problem. If it is truly dislocated, seek treatment immediately as there could also be damage to the jaw or TMJ itself.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joint ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dislocated Jaw: If the jaw is dislocated, the dentist may be able to place it back into the correct position using the appropriate maneuvers, local anesthetics and mu ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon: See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Have the TMJ examined and follow the doctors course of action.
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Dr. Kini Tran answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Go see an OS: You can first go see a dentist. He or she will examine you and see if you need to go see an oral surgeon.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joint ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
32 years experience Dentistry
Take action: A dislocated jaw can be very painful. If you can take ibuprofen, even up to 800mg may be necessary. Apply ice/cold to th join (and even on the opposit ... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
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Slow movement: When this happens, immediately open a small amount (if you can) and rock your jaw from side to side until it resumes its' normal position. After that, ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joint ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist NOW: See your dentist or better yet an oral surgeon to relocate it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No: If it is very minor most can reset a dislocated jaw, but a more severe dislocated jaw usually needs treatment from a doctor. I posit if you have a se ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Get help!: Dislocated jaw requires professional attention. See a dentist who is experienced tin the diagnosis and treatment of tmd's
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Bite not normal: To really know if your jaw is dislocated you'll need to have a clinical exam but one common finding with dislocation is a sudden change in your bite, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Babak Jouhari
23 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated jaw: Many general dentist can relocate a jaw or specialist like a prosthodontist or an oral surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Or go to the emergency room and have one of the er physicians treat you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: A dislocated jaw can be caused by forceful yawning or by some sort of trauma or impact with the face. Common causes of jaw dislocation include a punch ... Read More
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