Jaw (mandibular) fractures can occur from a multitude of common life scenarios. Usually bruising, pain, and tenderness overlying the fracture site are common complaints. At other times, more debilitating and serious symptoms can be present such as difficulty opening the mouth, misaligned teeth, or changes in facial sensation.
Because of the various potential complications associated with mandibular fractures, prompt evaluation and treatment by a qualified facial trauma specialist is highly advised.
Dr. Jason Hamilton, Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon, discusses the evaluation and treatment options of mandibular fractures.