Call Your Oral Surgeon If You Notice the Signs of a Broken Jaw
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
Breaking your jaw is a traumatic event that requires immediate medical attention. In spite of this, many people do not even realize that their jaw has been broken.
We care very much about our patients, and we want to give you the information you need to help make healthy and wise choices. If you notice any of the following signs, you may have broken your jaw. You need to seek medical attention right away.
Signs of a Broken Jaw
Of course, the specific symptoms you suffer may vary depending on a number of factors, but some of the more common signs of a broken jaw are:
Pain in the jaw, ear area, or face. Especially if the pain is centered on one side or the other, or if it worsens when you move your jaw. If you are experiencing this, please get help now.
Blood coming out of your mouth. If you have injured your internal tissues in the jawbone, they may be bleeding out into your mouth. You should seek medical attention right away.
Abnormal movement of the jaw. If you notice the jaw sliding to one side when you open it, or if it feels unusually stiff or painful to open your mouth, it may be the result of a broken jaw.
Get Help Right Away A broken jaw is a highly treatable condition. However, if you neglect it for long enough, it can become a very serious issue. If you have experienced any of the above issues, or if you have any other reason to think that your jaw could be broken, you need to talk with a dental professional right away.
We are here to help you, and we want to do whatever we can to make sure you get the attention you need. Call us if you think you have broken your jaw.
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