Broken Jaw Surgery

Broken jaws can be caused by a number of things, but it is not likely the injured person will not be aware of the injury. Broken jaws cause obvious changes to a person in many ways other than pain, such as inability to move jaw, misaligned teeth and loose and damaged teeth. Broken jaw surgery is sometimes required for more severe injures, and because of the vital importance of the human jaw. An improper healing process could cause major health problems. Basic fractures can usually be cured by wiring the patient's mouth shut until the healing process has finished. For anything more complex surgery may be required. These surgeries must sometimes use plates or screws to create proper healing.

Fast Facts

  • Recovery periods for broken jaw surgeries are at least four weeks.
  • A misaligned jaw will cause not only eating problems, but can lead to certain sleeping disorders.
Broken Jaw Surgery Articles
  • Lower Jaw Surgery

    Lower jaw surgery, or surgery on the mandible, can be performed for any number of reasons.  Broken jaw surgery...

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