Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fractured Jaw Outlook

What to expect with a jaw fracture:

  • Mandible fractures require about 6 to 8 weeks to heal.
  • With proper treatment, about 90 percent of mandible fractures heal completely and the alignment of the teeth is restored.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fractured Jaw References
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