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How long does a broken jaw take to heal?

How long does a broken jaw take to heal?

Depends: How badly fractured: nondisplaced single--2 wks soft diet... O/w 6-8 wks if surgical fixation needed. More, if bone loss or infection happens. ...Read more

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Hair line jaw fracture, can it heal by itself, and how long does it generally take?

Hair line jaw fracture, can it heal by itself, and how long does it generally take?

Jaw fracture: Non-displaced jaw fracture takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken jaw?

How long does it take to recover from a broken jaw?

Broken jaw: It depends on the type of break, where the break took place, whether or not surgery was needed to reset the jaw alignment, etc. Could take weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do about a broken jaw?

What can I do about a broken jaw?

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

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What type of foof do you eat with a broken jaw?

What type of foof do you eat with a broken jaw?

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

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Is it typical for hemi-facial spasms to be preceeded by a broken jaw?

Is it typical for hemi-facial spasms to be preceeded by a broken jaw?

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

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I have a broken jaw and severed facial nerve, what to do?

I have a broken jaw and severed facial nerve, what to do?

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

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Is ice or heat better for possible broken jaw? Just fell off my bike

Is ice or heat better for possible broken jaw? Just fell off my bike

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

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Should I see an ENT for broken jaw?

Should I see an ENT for broken jaw?

Oral surgeon: As both an oral surgeonn and ENT doc, I think most who understand broken jaws would recommend oral surgeons as the best to treat complex jaw fractures. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a dislocated, fractured, and broken jaw?

Explanation: Dislocation means the "ball" is out of the "socket". Fracture and broken jaw are the same. The bone is broken. Whichever you have, an oral surgeon is the doc to treat the problem. ...Read more

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How can a broken jaw be treated when the patient has no teeth?

How can a broken jaw be treated when the patient has no teeth?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

Xray: Significant injury, swelling, pain, sometimes, double vision, all could mean a broken jaw. Please see a doctor for an evaluation and xray, if warranted. Primary care, urgent care would do to order or do an xray if needed. ...Read more

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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?

Sometimes: Check with your insurance carrier, and talk to your dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon and see if they are willing to write you a narrative and you can get a pre-auth determination. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between lockjaw and a jaw fracture?

How can you tell the difference between lockjaw and a jaw fracture?

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

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Please help! What is the difference between lockjaw and a jaw fracture?

Please help! What is the difference between lockjaw and a jaw fracture?

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

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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?

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

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