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who should be seen for a dislocated jaw?

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Dr. Babak Jouhari
24 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated jaw: Many general dentist can relocate a jaw or specialist like a prosthodontist or an oral surgeon.
Answered on Sep 1, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon or ent: I would start with the emergency room docs and see who they have on call. They should have someone who can handle it.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated Jaw: 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 Nov 15, 2014
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw vs disk: If your jaw is truly dislocated - jaw locked wide open - see an oral surgeon ASAP. if your jaw joint disk is dislocated - jaw joint clicks, limited opening, jaw joint pain - See a TMJ specialist.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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