A broken or dislocated jaw can be caused by a number or scenarios including a sporting injury, an accident or even an assault.
Following high impact to the jawbone, patients should be aware of the symptoms that could indicate a broken or dislocated jaw.
- Intense pain around the jaw
- Difficulty in moving the jaw to speak or eat
- Numbness to the lower lip and chin
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Pain in front of the ear when the jaw moves
- Teeth misaligned
A dislocated or broken jaw is an acute condition which should receive immediate medical attention. At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Consultants are on hand to assess, diagnose and treat broken and/or dislocated jaws.
Prior to coming to the hospital, we would recommend patients with an injury to the jaw use an ice pack at the scene to help reduce any further swelling and keep the jaw as still as possible until medical attention is sought. We would also ask that you contact the hospital on 028 9066 7878 to speak with a member of the booking team to ensure a Consultant is on hand to assess your injury.
Depending on the extent of the injury, our team of Consultant Surgeons may be able to treat the injury under a light sedation, or alternatively, for more complex cases, patients may need surgery under a general anaesthetic.
To ensure a successful outcome, it is important for patients to be cautious six weeks post procedure to give the jaw time to heal and strengthen.
If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team on the details above.