Jaw Fracture TreatmentSalih ÖNDER
Jaw fractures caused by falls, traffic accidents or work accidents are among the health problems that negatively affect people’s lives and require urgent treatment. Patients who come to Dental Group Hospitadent branches with the complaint of jaw fracture are first taken into the treatment process in order to meet their daily needs such as eating, drinking and speaking needs. Symptoms of jaw fractures can include pain, swelling, difficulty in chewing, and bleeding in the mouth. If the jaw fractures, which vary according to the region, occur in the upper jaw, swelling may also occur on the face.
What are the Materials Used in the Treatment of Jaw Fractures?
In cases of jaw fractures that do not require surgery, treatment with titanium plates or screws can be applied in the fracture area reached by an incision made through the mouth. In addition, fusible plates and screws, which are among the possibilities provided by modern medicine, can also be preferred. The stabilization of the jaw can be achieved with wires applied to the teeth and jaw. Bone tissue taken from the patient’s body or ready bone powder can help to complete the missing bone tissue. It should not be forgotten that a detailed treatment process is required in cases of multi-part fractures or in adverse cases such as incorrect union.
How Long Does Chin Treatment Take?
Jaw fracture treatment takes about 4 weeks. Although the healing process varies according to the size of the fracture and the damage it causes, it can take up to 8 weeks. The first treatment of the patient after the examination begins with anesthesia. In this way, the patient is prevented from suffering from pain. If the patient’s teeth do not meet, the necessary treatment is applied in the first place. The patient under the influence of anesthesia is treated without any pain. Depending on the condition of the damage in the jaw, the bones are first placed in place. If there is bone loss, this problem is solved by adding metal parts or bone within the scope of this treatment. The jaw is connected using wire.
Things to Consider in Jaw Fractures
In cases where surgery is performed, the patient’s treatment can be continued with antibiotics with the recommendation of the specialist doctor. If the patient does not interrupt the use of the drug during the antibiotic use, it ensures a healthy treatment process. Applying ice to the fractured area in the first 48 hours after the surgical intervention is among the applications that will relieve the patient. After 48 hours, it is recommended to continue the hot application. The foods taken by the patient during this period should be in liquid form. After the examination in the hospital environment and the subsequent treatment, the patient should pay more attention to oral care than ever before.
Is Aesthetic Intervention Necessary in Jaw Fractures?
Jaw fracture may require different interventions depending on the extent of the damage. In cases of tooth loss, sometimes suture treatment may be needed for the completion of missing teeth or injuries to the skin. In some cases, aesthetic application may be required to avoid scars on the patient’s face. It is possible to overcome the problem with the guidance of a specialist doctor. On the other hand, dissolvable suture can also be preferred. Using advanced technology devices and materials, Dental Group Hospitadent specialists, who apply the treatment methods that patients need, can follow up the process and control the patient with interim appointments when necessary for the comfort of their patients.
How Should Oral Care Be Taken in Jaw Fractures?
In addition to the habit of brushing teeth, mouthwash is also recommended. In order to prevent a possible infection, the patient’s taking into account all the warnings of the specialist physician contributes to the completion of this process in a healthy way. In cases of abnormal swelling noticed in the area where the fracture occurred after the first 7 days, a doctor should be consulted. In case of possible bleeding, it is recommended to consult your doctor without panicking and moving the fracture area. During the treatment process, the patient’s not moving the jaw fracture area and following the recommendations prescribed by the specialist physician accelerates the treatment process.