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Broken Jaw (cont.)

Broken Jaw Treatment

Self-Care at Home

If there is any question that an individual may have a broken jaw, they need to follow up with a doctor or a dentist specializing in oral surgery.

Ice should be applied to the jaw to help control the swelling on the way to be seen by the doctor. Sometimes patients will need a paper cup to catch the drool or to spit blood into on the trip to the doctor or emergency department. If other injuries are present, if bleeding is brisk or if swelling or other problems may compromise breathing, call 911 for emergent transport.

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