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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can jaw bone fractures heal by themselves without surgery? i feel like i can eat like normal but my mouth and teeth do seem misaligned. what is the typical procedure? one side of chin feels like it moves and other doesnt. can it stay like that?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bone Fractures: Not all bone fractures require surgical treatment. Why would you think your jaw was fractured? Was it traumatized\? Misalignment of teeth, if that way for many years, does not indicate a fracture. With more specific information you will get a better answer.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Jaw fracture: If you truly have fracture(s) the segments will knot together, but into your current state of asymmetry. Immediately see a specialist Oral Surgeon for appropriate treatment. If you did not suffer a traumatic insult, malrelationship may require services of both a specialist Orthodontist as well as an Oral Surgeon. You may have subcondylar fracture and yes, it can stay like that unless treated NOW.
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