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what to do for a dislocated jaw?

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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, ice, moist heat, a soft diet, minimizing maximal opening and use of advil (ibuprofen) or other NSAID medication.
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

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