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Jaw joint crack
My jaw joint has been cracked . I had my x-ray where doctor said that your jaw has been cracked. What should I do? Doctor has suggested that you have to wire shut your mouth. Please help me , it's paining near my ear.
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A picture of your xray is necessary to tell about your treatment protocol. If it is a fracture, then fracture reduction with imf is necessary, the thing you said about mouth shut with wires. Nevertheless, dont worry. For the pain you can take over the counter painkillers or a painkiller injection. You will get relief for now.
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How it cracked? Accident or pathology? Please post the xray! If recently fractured get it fixed with wires immedietly. Delay may lead to callus formation /poor bone joining... May need surgical correction then.
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I would suggest you to consult an Oral Surgeon and A Tmj Specialist doctor for the same .
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U might need a Surgery
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