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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?
Scars: Don't go away without treatment. Hematomas will go away over time. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Hospital: If jaw is broken you should've gone to the hospital asap. ...Read more
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
Get an xray: Ice will help swelling. If you are having lots of pain, any change in how your teeth fit together or numbness around your chin then you need xrays or a c/t scan to see if you've broken your jaw. ...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 more
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 more
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 more
I had surgery on a broken jaw with removal of 2 wisdom teeth on that side with a metal plate 8 days ago. Can I eat pasta?
Ask your surgeon: What you can eat all depends on what kind of fracture you had repaired. Sometimes you can eat soft food right away and sometimes you need to only have liquids for a while. Ask you surgeon what is appropriate. ...Read more
If my jaw is struck by something (accidentally) not yet broken, and later I trip on something, without falling, could that cause a jaw fracture? I have been getting a lot of pain and numbness).
Possibly: If you are concerned I would not hesitate to be seen to have this ruled out. ...Read more
I am a previous victim of a car accident which caused me to have a broken jaw and ankle. My jaw still bothers me a lot and sometimes swells. I recently got prescribed promethazine with codiene for a cough and I noticed that it helped relieve my jaw pain a
Pain Relief: Certainly the cough syrup helped your pain as it is a narcotic which is a pain reliever as well. Wether or not narcotic pain medication is appropriate for use for your jaw pain should be discussed with your physician or a pain specialist. There are many modalities that can be used for chronic pain, not just narcotics. ...Read more
Is there a disorder that causes a broken jaw/misalignment as a child and possibly other bone issues like hip dysplasia? A congenital issue?
Maybe: There are some congenital bone diseases that cause weak bones, but you would typically know about such a disease soon after you are born. It is best to discuss this with your physician who is more familiar with the particular aspects of your medical history. ...Read more
Been 3 weeks since wisdom extractions. Will dentist know if I have minor jaw fracture through x-ray?
I had pain in my chin and concerned if that indicates a broken jaw or just muscle pain/strain. Pain was so bad I couldn't sleep. Didn't have any major trauma, but received one jab, 2 days ago.
Get checked: If you were hit in the jaw and now have severe pain that keeps you awake it would not be a bad idea to see some one about it. ...Read more
Multiple facial fracture, broken jaw, broken nose my fiance was attacked saturday, march 3, 2012. His face was kicked in and he has multiple facial fractures, broken jaw and a broken nose. He is creek indian with only indian health coverage, which is incr
This is such a tough situation to be in, and I hardly know how to begin to address the issue, that doesn't come over as just clinical and cold. Your man needs really good maxillo-facial surgical care now, immediately, no waiting. Misaligned and crushed tissue in the face starts to set and repair quickly, and he has got to have all the right x-rays and planning done as soon as is possible.
Good medicine in not free! It is nobody's right to have medical care, and whether or not you have insurance, which just gets in the way and while sharing the financial load, creams 30% of the user medical dollars away from being used to treat people, urgent care needs to be acquired by what ever mean you can get it.
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I Injured my jaw on September 10, not Broken, not dislocated. I Am still suffering from jaw pain. Why should it take so long to heal?
TMJ: Likely TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more
It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what was done to the jaw, for how long and is there any previous history of tmj. More information is required. However usually after 1 week the jaw should be fine. If not consult your doctor. ...Read more
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