Broken Jaw Treatment

Broken Jaw Treatment
Broken Jaw Treatment

Broken Jaw Treatment

A broken jaw is a type of facial damage in which the jawbone experiences a fracture. The lower portion of the jaw has dislocated at one or both of the joints where the jaw bone attaches to the skull, resulting in a dislocated jaw (temporomandibular joints).

Given all the dangers we face in life, breaking your jaw may additionally seem a very unlikely event. However, here is a listing of all the ways you can go through this serious fracture. Have you ever…

  • fallen off your bike?
  • Played rugby, soccer, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, or even golf and been struck with the ball or other equipment?
  • fallen while cheerleading, dancing, or gymnastics?
  • fallen off a ferry, a Jet Ski, or a lake dock?
  • Ever been in a horseback riding accident?
  • been in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident?
  • Getting into a fist fight – or even roughhousing with the kids at school

Any of these apparently harmless actions can result in a broken jaw.

A broken jaw can cause the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the face or jaw that worsens with movement, located in front of the ear or on the affected side
  • Swelling and bruising of the lip, as well as bleeding from the mouth
  • Having a hard time chewing
  • Jaw stiffness, trouble opening or closing the mouth wide, or difficulty chewing
  • When you open your mouth, your jaw moves to one side.
  • Tenderness or pain in the jaw, which gets worse when biting or chewing
  • Loose or damaged teeth
  • Lump or abnormal appearance of the cheek or jaw
  • Facial numbness (particularly the lower lip)
  • Ear Pain

Broken Jaw treatment

Treatment for a broken jaw is determined by the severity of the break. It is possible for a minor fracture to heal on its own. It's possible that you'll only need pain relievers. For a while, you'll probably have to consume soft foods or stick to a liquid diet.

Medical procedure is regularly required for moderate to serious breaks. The jaw might be wired to the teeth of the contrary jaw to keep the jaw stable while it recuperates. Jaw wires are usually left in for six to eight weeks. The teeth are held together with small rubber bands (elastics). Some of the elastics are removed after a few weeks to allow motion and minimise joint stiffness.

You can only drink liquids or eat really soft foods if your jaw is wired. In the event of vomiting or choking, have blunt scissors on hand to cut the elastics. If the wires must be disconnected, contact your health care provider as soon as possible to get them replaced.

If your jaw is dislocated, a doctor will be able to use his thumbs to return it to its proper location. To relax the jaw muscles, numbing medicines (anaesthetics) and muscle relaxants may be needed.

Your jaw may need to be stabilised after that. The jaw is normally bandaged to prevent the mouth from opening wide. In some cases, surgery is required, particularly if jaw dislocations occur frequently.

Treatment at Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison

Patience is needed when recovering from a jaw fracture or dislocation. During treatment, you won't be able to open your jaw very wide or at all for at least 6 weeks. Patient care is our highest priority; we take the time to consider and patient's needs, and our team will develop and implement a customised treatment plan based on your needs. We understand that dental care can be unpleasant at times, but we make every effort to ensure that you have a pleasant experience with us.

Although we hate to think about you breaking your jaw, we are always available to provide professional emergency treatment and guide you through the steps necessary to completely recover. If you or a loved one has suffered a trauma and needs immediate assistance , Dental Cosmetic and its team in Edison, NJ are ready to help with expert care.

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