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Can you tell me about jaw wired shut?

Can you tell me about jaw wired shut?

Surgical procedure: Having the jaws wired is a surgical procedure that can be performed via a number of different techniques. A bar and/or wires can be attached to the teeth in each jaw and additional wires or elastic bands can be used to hold the teeth together. Another technique is to use special screws placed in each jaw with wires or elastic band connecting the screws. Another way is use suspension wires.

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Can you tell me about jaw wired shut because oy surgery?

Can you tell me about jaw wired shut because oy surgery?

Various reasons: Having your teeth wired together is common in order to treat many types of jaw fractures. The length of time is variable depending on the type of fracture and your age and if any plates and screws were used to repair the injury. Many fractures these days can be treated with just plates and you would only need the jaws wired during surgery to make sure your teeth line up correctly.

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Please advise if it's normal for the gums to cover the screws when jaw wired shut?

Please advise if it's normal for the gums to cover the screws when jaw wired shut?

See your surgeon: It might be a regular thing or normal reaction but asking you surgeon would be the best idea.

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Whatis there that I can eat when jaw is wired shut?

Whatis there that I can eat when jaw is wired shut?

Some ideas...: Protein drinks (Ensure), yogurts, pudding, jello, and believe it or not some baby foods aren't too bad when your hungry. Also soups with small bits of veggies and meat and those with rice can sometimes be swallowed back behind the last molar teeth (there's a gap there when you're wired shut where teeth don't meet

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My jaw is wired shut and has plates in both sides. How do I eat?

Liquids w/ straw.: You obviously need to eat to heal, so it is important to get the proper nutrition. You cannot open your mouth or chew, so liquids are your only option. Consider buying protein powders weight lifters use to build muscle. You can also puree fruits and vegetables in a blender and get the vitamins and fiber you need. Place the straw between the cheek and the teeth and do small sips.

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Could you tell me why my jaw is wired shut and my gums are growing over the screws and if it is that bad?

Jaw Fractures: I presume that you mistakenly asked "why" your jaw is wired shut. Presumably, you fractured your jaw or had jaw surgery and are wired shut to immobilize your jaw during healing. The gum tissues can grow over the "fixation screws" that are part of the stabilization process. That is not a problem. Ask your oral maxillofacial surgeon to answer these questions so that you are informed. And comforted.

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I have mandibular prognathism, and am going hospital tomorrow, will they wire my jaw shut or what is the procedure? I had x-rays 6 months ago?

I have mandibular prognathism, and am going hospital tomorrow, will they wire my jaw shut or what is the procedure? I had x-rays 6 months ago?

Ask your surgeon: These are good questions but, they can best be answered by the treating surgeon. If you aren't comfortable asking or don't get good answers, think hard before going for surgery. The operative plan depends on the specifics of your issues and what the treatment goals are.

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What is the cause of my jaw snapping or locking shut?

What is the cause of my jaw snapping or locking shut?

TMJoint disc issue: The internal disc of your temporomandibular joint (s) which lies between the head of the condyle of your lower jaw and the glenoid fossa of your maxilla cannot function properly and gets trapped causing your jaw to lock open, closed or creates joint noises.

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Jaw locked shut on one side.?

Jaw locked shut on one side.?

Closed lock: Probably an issue referred to as a TMJ closed lock. This is not dangerous and usually is a result of inflammation resulting from chronic bruxism (tooth grinding) while you are asleep at night. It will likely resolve on it's own, but may require a visit to an oral surgeon. You'll want to consult with your dentist for splint therapy to avoid this in the future and to protect your joints and teeth.

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My jaw locks shut at least once a week and the pain continues to get worse?

My jaw locks shut at least once a week and the pain continues to get worse?

TMJ Disorder: When your jaw joints are misaligned or not working properly, the resulting pain and discomfort can extend far past your jaw locking. See a dentist or TMJ specialist.

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I'm 20 and my jaw pops 3-4 times when I open my mouth and one time when I shut it! I've had it for as long as I can remember! It pops every time i?

I'm 20 and my jaw pops 3-4 times when I open my mouth and one time when I shut it! I've had it for as long as I can remember! It pops every time i?

TMD: Popping indicates Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction, with displacement of the cartilaginous disc within the joint. Please see your Dentist. Consultation with Oral Surgeon and/or Orthodontist may be in order.

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I have muscle spams in my jaw that forces my mouth shut. What can I do to relieve this besides going to the ER for treatment?

I have muscle spams in my jaw that forces my mouth shut. What can I do to relieve this besides going to the ER for treatment?

Trismus.: Prevention is the best treatment, but once spasms start, unfortunately, your options are limited. See https://www. Mskcc. Org/cancer-care/patient-education/trismus for some exercises to do when you're feeling well. Hot water bottles or heating pads can help, but that depends on the CAUSE of trismus (ie, a diagnosis) which you haven't given. Muscle prob? Nerve? Cancer? Use HealthTap Prime to discuss.

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What to do if I have noticed that I have been clenching my jaw shut lately. Could that cause a sore throat?

What to do if I have noticed that I have been clenching my jaw shut lately. Could that cause a sore throat?

Possible: Clenching or grinding of teeth can cause jaw pain and surrounding muscles including throat muscles. See dentist for help with clenching. Alternatively, see MD for sore throat.