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What is the first thing to do for treatment of broken jaw?

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If you think you have a broken jaw, the first thing to do is get to a hospital emergency room.

From: Broken Jaw Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Green River District Health Department (Kentucky): "First Aid for Dental Injury."

Health-Care-Clinic.org: Fractures of the Skull Face and Jaw." "

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

Weill Cornell Medical College Cornell University: "Mandibular Fractures."

Broken Jaw Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

Green River District Health Department (Kentucky): "First Aid for Dental Injury."

Health-Care-Clinic.org: Fractures of the Skull Face and Jaw." "

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

Weill Cornell Medical College Cornell University: "Mandibular Fractures."

Broken Jaw Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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