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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could my jaw be fractured during tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: A rare complication of wisdom tooth extraction is a fractured jaw. Another reason to have your wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
If you think you have a problem please have it evaluated and treated as soon as possible. Waiting may be counter-productive.
Jan 15, 2014
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: Fracture of the jaw is a very rare event in tooth extraction. It is has a higher incidence in patients with severe osteoporosis. Excessive force during the extraction can also contribute.
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Last updated Jun 1, 2018

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