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will a dislocated jaw reset itself?

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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 severe dislocated jaw the pain will dictate you to the doctor to have it treated.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: It is possible if the dislocation is not too severe. Otherwise u will need to seek treatment.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Unless by trauma ?: If due to trauma it is understandable but if it just occurred, for known reason, i would be seeing my dentist to have my jaw checked.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sometimes: Sometimes. Usually better not to take a chance. See oral surgeon ASAP.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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