A 48-year-old member asked:
how to fix a dislocated jaw?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Kraig Stetzer answered
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.
Answered on Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
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 joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon.
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
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 muscle relaxants if needed. In a rare cases, surgery is needed to reposition the dislocated jaw.
Answered on Aug 16, 2017
Dr. Louis Gallia answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on what you mean by dislocated jaw. If you mean true jaw dislocation - jaw locked open wide. See oral surgeon today. If you mean the disk is dislocated, history of jaw pain. clicking, limited opening - that is serious TMJ problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be TMJ expert with training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialist.
Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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