If you have had any sort of accident that involved your face, then you need to check or feel for trauma that might have occurred. It is best to speak with our office right after the trauma to come in and have us assess the situation, even if you think that nothing has happened.
This is because small issues can turn into larger issues, and sometimes larger issues can go unnoticed until they pose a problematic situation. When this is the case, it is best to consult with our professional dental staff to find the help you need.
The Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
If you have been in an accident, it is not uncommon to have a lot of adrenaline running through your system. This is because you have been in a traumatic experience. This can actually reduce or remove the pain you feel entirely because of the amount of adrenaline running through your body.
The most common symptom of having a broken jaw is pain in the jaw area. However, right after the accident, as mentioned, you may not be able to feel this. However, as time passes, you may have difficulty bringing your jaw together, or your bite might be off. You could have bruising, swelling, or bleeding coming from the face or mouth. Stiffness in the jaw area is also seen by those that have this issue.
Take the time to speak with our office, or to have someone call us in to take a look. Even if you think that you are fine, having someone from our staff do the necessary tests to make sure no trauma was done to the mouth, jaw, and oral area is important. We take our time to make sure to assess and diagnose anything that might need help. Call us today so we can help you with any issues you're experiencing.