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How to fix a dislocated jaw?

How to fix a dislocated jaw?

Dislocated Jaw: If the jaw is dislocated, the dentist may be able to place it back into the correct position using the appropriate maneuvers, local anesthetics and muscle relaxants if needed. In a rare cases, surgery is needed to reposition the dislocated jaw. ...Read more

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How can I fix a dislocated jaw?

How can I fix a dislocated jaw?

Go see an OS: You can first go see a dentist. He or she will examine you and see if you need to go see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do for a dislocated jaw?

What to do for a dislocated jaw?

Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dislocated jaw: what can be done?

Dislocated jaw: what can be done?

See your dentist NOW: See your dentist or better yet an oral surgeon to relocate it. ...Read more

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What can I do for a dislocated jaw?

What can I do for a dislocated jaw?

Dislocated Jaw: If the jaw is dislocated, the dentist may be able to place it back into the correct position using the appropriate maneuvers, local anesthetics and muscle relaxants if needed. In a rare cases, surgery is needed to reposition the dislocated jaw. ...Read more

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Will a dislocated jaw reset itself?

Will a dislocated jaw reset itself?

Sometimes: Sometimes. Usually better not to take a chance. See oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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What can I do about a dislocated jaw?

What can I do about a dislocated jaw?

Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a dislocated jaw?

What can I do to fix a dislocated jaw?

Jaw Problem: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a dislocated jaw?

What are the signs of a dislocated jaw?

Bite not normal: To really know if your jaw is dislocated you'll need to have a clinical exam but one common finding with dislocation is a sudden change in your bite, specifically a sense that your back teeth don't fit together normally. If it pulls strongly to one side or another on opening it may in fact be broken. Get it looked at sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Who should be seen for a dislocated jaw?

Who should be seen for a dislocated jaw?

Jaw vs disk: If your jaw is truly dislocated - jaw locked wide open - see an oral surgeon ASAP. If your jaw joint disk is dislocated - jaw joint clicks, limited opening, jaw joint pain - See a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Who should I see to fix a dislocated jaw?

Who should I see to fix a dislocated jaw?

OMF Surgeon: Oral and maxilofacial surgeon. They can deal with surgery if necessary. I can forward the name of a good group of surgeons in la. ...Read more

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Are there some causes of a dislocated jaw?

Also, TMJ: A malfunctioning TMJ (temporomandibular joint) can make you more prone to jaw dislocations from everyday activities such as a deep yawn mentioned by dr. Richard.

Imagine your jaw joint like your knee joint: two pieces of bone separated by a disc. When you open your jaw wide for chewing or yawning, that disc may temporarily pop out to the side creating bone-on-bone contact, or a "stuck" jaw. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get your dislocated jaw fixed?

Does it hurt to get your dislocated jaw fixed?

Dislocated?: In this forum, I feel "jaw dislocation" is often used as a term for dislocated TMj disk. Different entities - different treatment protocol. Please explain your symptoms rather than a diagnosis, Then appropriate recommendations can be made about treatment. In any event, best person to examine you if not sure, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what does a dislocated jaw feel like?

I'm wondering what does a dislocated jaw feel like?

Stuck! Ouch!: If dislocated, the condyle ("ball") has slipped beyond the eminence ("socket") and gotten stuck on the front side so that the teeth can't meet. Don't push it! Instead, place both thumbs under the chin, grab the lower teeth with the fingers on both sides and rotate the jaw by pulling up on the chin while pushing down on the teeth. The jaw should slip back into place. If not, call the dentist. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat if I have a dislocated jaw?

What foods should I eat if I have a dislocated jaw?

Soft food: You should try a soft diet for a few days. If the jaw function does not improve with soft diet and ice/warm compresses over the jaw, consult your dentist or an orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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I wake up to a dislocated jaw like every night--why?

I wake up to a dislocated jaw like every night--why?

Sleep behavior: It could be the way you sleep. You may have symptoms of TMJ syndrome. See your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the worst case scenario for a dislocated jaw?

Permanent: Worst case scenario is that it will stay dislocated for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a dislocated jaw at home? If so, how?

Oh boy...: Yes you may, but... Please do not extend the level of home remedies to treatment of jaw dislocations.! see an oral surgeon, or atleast an experienced dentist.. ...Read more

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I have a dislocated jaw, how long can I go without it being treated?

SEE A DOCTOR!: If you have a dislocated jaw you need to see a doctor immediately. Go to the emergency room right now and get that taken care of! ...Read more

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Does a dislocated jaw hurt?

Does a dislocated jaw hurt?

Yes: A dislocated jaw can be painful for some patients. However, perception and reaction to pain varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Do I have a dislocated jaw or worse tmd?

Do I have a dislocated jaw or worse tmd?

See OFP specialist: For evaluation and diagnosis. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dislocated jaw or tmj---how do you know the difference?

Lock Open/Closed: A dislocated jaw locks open- you can't close your teeth together. With tmj, the disc usually displaces forward causing the jaw to be locked shut- you can't open your mouth. Both can be painful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have successful treatment for a dislocated jaw?

Jaw dislocation: When dislocation does occur, the patient is in obvious distress with pain that increases at each attempt to close his/her jaw. The mandible is locked open with contact only between the most posterior teeth and an anterior open bite. Preventive treatment involves training the patient to restrict maximum opening range to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts and everytime I open it it pops and feels wierd. Do I have TMJ or dislocated jaw?

It depends: You need a physical exam to definitively diagnose this issue. You should call your doctor for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the worst case scenario if I ignored my dislocated jaw and not going for a medical treatment?

What is the worst case scenario if I ignored my dislocated jaw and not going for a medical treatment?

More problems: Scar tissue might develop and your jaw might never get back into its proper place and your teeth won't meet properly unless surgery is performed, and then there are all the complications that can occur post surgery. It'll be easier for you to get this taken care of right now. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the worst case scenario if I ignored my dislocated jaw and not going for a medical treatment?

Best 2 B Cn: C an oral surgeon ; have it evaluated, a mouth piece may help ligaments repair ; x-rays may show correctable bone lesion or fracture. Better safe than sorry. U have a long life ahead of u ; it would b 2 bad if u missed something that may cause u permanent problems. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor's if I have a broken or dislocated jaw?

Should I go to the doctor's if I have a broken or dislocated jaw?

Of course: See a dentist for Panoramic or CT x-rays, diagnosis, treatment or referral to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Not always: Usually, though, mandible fractures cause some bruising. This will depend a bit on your tendency to bruise and skin complexion. Jaw dislocations don't often bruise. ...Read more