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Doctor insights on: What To Eat With A Broken Jaw

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What can u eat when your jaw is broken?

What can u eat when your jaw is broken?

Soft and liquid diet: Only soft foods, yogurt, soups, mashed potatoes, blenderized foods and liquids if you are wired closed.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dental experts! What is the best solution for a broken jaw?

Hospital: If jaw is broken you should've gone to the hospital asap.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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