Painful Lump On Lower Jaw Bone

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Definition

A broken jaw is a break in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw bone connects to the skull (temporomandibular joints).


Alternative Names

Dislocated jaw; Fractured jaw; Broken jaw; TMJ dislocation


Considerations

A broken or dislocated jaw usually heals completely after treatment. However, the jaw may become dislocated again in the future.

Complications may include:

  • Airway blockage
  • Bleeding
  • Breathi...
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