Top 20 Doctor insights on: How long does a broken jaw take to heal
Jaw fracture: Non-displaced jaw fracture takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more
Do scar tissue/hematomas go away? I had a broken jaw two years ago and they said it could take years. What can I do if they don't and at what cost?
First step: The first step is to see the appropriate specialist to diagnose the fracture, whether at the er, your primary care md, dentist, oral surgeon, ENT or plastic surgeon. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed with the appropriate studies, the various treatment options can be discussed with you. You have to know what you are treating before you can treat it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soft and liquids: Most of the time soft foods will be needed while a broken jaw is healing. If the mouth is held closed with with wires or elastic bands then only liquids can be taken during that time. Protein shakes and dietary supplements may be a good idea to unsure good nutrition which is important for good bone healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not related: Hemi facial spasm is a condition that affects the facial nerve and result in uncontrollable spasms of the muscles of expression on one side of the face. A broken jaw can result in some facial numbness but should not cause spasms of the muscles of expression but can cause spasms in the chewing muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to the hospital: You will need to go a hospital er if the injury just occurred to have your injuries diagnosed and evaluated. The er doc will likely call the appropriate specialist (s) who can provide treatment for your injuries. Treatment will depend upon what type of injuries you have as well as when the trauma occurred. ...Read more
Plates vs dentures:
If you have dentures, these can be wired to your jaws and then the dentures wired together.
Another options is to use plates and screws to hold the fracture together.
See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon to manage jaw fractures. ...Read more
Do you think I have a broken jaw? I can push the bone pack a tad; making me feel nauseous, and after a sort of "break " the bone doesn't move back.
Oral surgeon: If you think you might have a broken jaw, see an oral surgeon who will examine you and obtain an xray. ...Read more
What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear
Is braces/dental ever covered by insurance when having jaw surgery. I have a broken jaw but can't get it fixed without braces and dental work it hurts?
Similar symptoms: The jaw can be locked open or closed due to a jaw joint (TMJ) problem. Your bite can also be off from a broken jaw. You would need a trauma to get a broken jaw, you can get the locked jaw from trauma or non-trauma. I would see an oral surgeon for diagnosis. Treatment can then be rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different etiology: Lock jaw is due to inability to open normally and is usually caused by physical impediment to the jaw joint movement. This can be caused by muscle spasm, joint dislocation, or disc malformation or displacement. Jaw fracture is breaking of the bone of the jaw and the jaw may be mildly or severely displaced with the bite and teeth not in normal position. Er or dental visit is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two bad teeth, and had a broken jaw and face on that side. It was never fixed. Dennust also said that there is a nerve runing into my brain?
The joy: The bad part of all this is that you have lots of nerves that run into your brain, because they let you know about pain. In fact all the nerves send e-messages to the brain. It sounds like you've had your fair share of pain and that is very sad, but I hope with the proper care your teeth and body can send happy messages to your brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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