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Signs You May Have A Broken Jaw


Posted on 3/10/2020 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Signs You May Have A Broken JawA broken jaw is a type of facial injury in which the jawbone experiences a fracture. Some of the common causes of broken jaws are sports injuries, accidental falls, accidents, and physical assaults in the face.

Sometimes, people hardly realize they have broken jaws until the situation becomes serious. You, therefore, need to watch out for the following signs as they could be a pointer to a broken jaw.

Signs Of A Broken Jaw

The most common symptom of a broken jaw is usually a stiff and painful jaw that may result in swelling of the entire face. In severe cases of broken jaws, it becomes difficult to move the jaws at all and chewing or speaking becomes difficult. At times, there is also bleeding from the mouth that is accompanied by difficulties in breathing. This is because the blood flow from the mouth blocks your airways.

Some people also experience numbness in the face because of the trauma. This is usually accompanied by abnormal facial shapes, loosened teeth, and a lumpy appearance. If you notice that your teeth don't fit correctly after experiencing facial trauma, it could also be a sign of a broken jaw. Furthermore, you should watch out for bruised gums, and chipped or broken teeth.

In less serious cases of a broken jaw, it could take some time before you start experiencing the symptoms. It is advisable to visit our clinic for a checkup after having physical facial trauma. In some cases, we might need to do a dental x-ray to see the extent of the damage. You should never resort to home remedies or over-the-counter medication for broken jaws as it is best to have it evaluated at our clinic. Get in touch with us immediately if you suspect you have a broken jaw.
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
MEET THE MADISON ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT TEAM AND SEE OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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Madison, WI 53713




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Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, 2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53713 | (608) 960-7650 | madisonoralsurgeons.com | 4/6/2021 | Associated Words: Oral Surgeon, Dental Implants, All on 4, Wisdom Teeth Extractions