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What to Know If You Have a Broken Jaw

Posted on 7/30/2017 by Dr McMurray
South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery can help with a broken jaw.
When you break your jaw, this can be a very large injury. This happens during many sporting events where contact is made, and relatively often in car accidents as well. Once you are feeling up to going to see another doctor, the first doctor you should be in contact with is your oral surgeon. They are facial specialists with a ton of training and experience on how to best make repairs to the face. Don't just go with what your physician has to say; make sure you get an oral surgeon's opinion on how this repair should go.

Repairing a Broken Jaw is No Easy Task

Even if the break to your jaw is considered minor, it is going to take quite some time to heal. The jaw bone is very strong and incredibly dense in healthy individuals. It requires a lot of time and stabilization to heal properly. If you don’t have the bones wired to remain stable, the jaw could easily slip out of alignment and break all over again. This is why talking to an oral surgeon is so imperative. They give you their expertise on the subject, and they will tell you how to treat it like you are a member of their own family.

If you ever suffer from a broken jaw, make sure one of the consultations you get is with an oral surgeon. If you happen to be lucky enough to have a break that doesn’t require wiring, then follow their instructions to ensure that the jaw bone heals properly. If you do need your jaw to be wired shut, then they can tell you ways of being able to make that process easier on you. They are the experts, so rely on their professional advice in this specific situation. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at San Jose (408) 479-9449.
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