02/05/2010  |  
Jaw Pain after a Fall…What You Should Do

Are you experiencing persistent pain in your jaw after a fall that won't go away or is getting worse? The first and most important tip is to see your dentist or oral surgeon now! There are many reasons for jaw pain; however, you need a professional to understand what happened and evaluate your pain. By having a thorough exam, a dental professional can establish a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You might have displaced a tooth, traumatized your jaw joint, or even fractured your jaw—but you will never know without a proper evaluation.

Learn more about the causes of jaw pain and its treatments in this response to a Dear Doctor email, Jaw Pain.

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