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What to do for a dislocated jaw?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Slow movement

When this happens, immediately open a small amount (if you can) and rock your jaw from side to side until it resumes its' normal position.
After that, ice, moist heat, a soft diet, minimizing maximal opening and use of advil (ibuprofen) or other NSAID medication.

In brief: Slow movement

When this happens, immediately open a small amount (if you can) and rock your jaw from side to side until it resumes its' normal position.
After that, ice, moist heat, a soft diet, minimizing maximal opening and use of advil (ibuprofen) or other NSAID medication.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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In brief: Take action

A dislocated jaw can be very painful.
If you can take ibuprofen, even up to 800mg may be necessary. Apply ice/cold to th join (and even on the opposite side). Sometimes the other extreme of temperature helps more, if so try moist heat. It could relax as the Ibuprofen kicks in, but it's a bad sign that it's dislocated. It tends to do it again and agian. See a dentist or oral surgeon.

In brief: Take action

A dislocated jaw can be very painful.
If you can take ibuprofen, even up to 800mg may be necessary. Apply ice/cold to th join (and even on the opposite side). Sometimes the other extreme of temperature helps more, if so try moist heat. It could relax as the Ibuprofen kicks in, but it's a bad sign that it's dislocated. It tends to do it again and agian. See a dentist or oral surgeon.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Oral surgeon

See oral surgeon ASAP.

In brief: Oral surgeon

See oral surgeon ASAP.
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