Dislocated Jaw Treatment
Treatment for a jaw dislocation usually includes narcotic pain medications and placement of the jaw joint back to its normal position.
Treatment for a jaw dislocation may include:
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Reduction of the dislocated jaw:
- Placing the jaw back into normal position
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Liquid diet
- Soft diet
- Avoidance of wide jaw opening for 2 weeks
Dislocated Jaw Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for a jaw fracture.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Dislocated Jaw Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat jaw dislocations:
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