Wow, it is great to read the experiences of so many people who are either survivors or going through this currently. I did not break my jaw in a fight or falling down drunk (although I fight occasionally and drink alot). I broke my jaw while colliding head to head with another player during a recreational 12" softball game. Pretty much like most of you, fractured chin and a hinge. I have been wired since the 7th of May. I go in on friday and the Doc is going to remove the wires and put the first set of restrictive bands on... I am curious why no one else has recieved similar treatment. So now I am wondering if removing the wires before 6 weeks is wise. The Doc says I am not his first patient with this break and that all the ones before me have come out fine. He says that the bands will only allow my jaw to move a little bit, and every week he will put weaker bands on allowing me to move more. I can't wait till I can drink a beer without a straw and not having to talk through clenched teeth. He took xrays after the surgery and my alignment looks dead on, however, my bite just don't feel right... Not sure if that is because of the numbness or what. Speaking of the numbness, it might be the second worst part of this crap next to the eating factor. I have constant annoying pains and itches. Anyways, thank you all for listening on this unofficial support group.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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