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Pain in the Jaw after Injury Evaluation

The evaluation of a jaw injury begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a jaw injury may include:

Tests may be required to evaluate a jaw injury.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a jaw injury include:
  • Facial bone and jaw x-rays
  • Panorex study:
    • Often the best x-ray
  • CT scan of the facial bones

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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