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Wrong bite after treated broken jaw.

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  • Posted By: Catalin Paraschiv
  • May 28, 2008
  • 05:06 AM

My jaw (mandible) was broke in one place after I was hit by a stone.
I've had jaws wired shut together for more than 6 weeks.
When the doctor remove the blockage I found intense pain in left mandible joint and I felt this is not my bite.
After the night sleep I found that mandible move a little and now the bite is complete wrong.
I have only one contact between 2 teeth (one from maxilla and one from mandible)
I have no contact between my back teeth on any side of the mouth.
I simply cannot eat.
I need an advice please.:confused:

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  • Hi Catalin, u need to go back to ur doctor about this, u could end up with a condition called TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders) this is a very painful condition that could plague u for years & pain control is very difficult....also a trip to ur dentist could be helpful to get fitted with a bite guard that u wear during sleep. I have a condition called TN (trigeminal neuralgia) so i know any facial pain can be soul destroying. Go back to ur doc/dentist to try & sort this problem out quickly. Let us know what happens or any treatment they offer you, some of the meds offered can also cause many problems......any questions we can help u with, just ask. Best wishes :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi! Thank you very much for your prompt reply. In the next 2 days the pain in mandible joint becomes less intense. Also the bite become better and sometimes is quite good. Today I can open my mouth in order to introduce a small spoon with food inside. I was today to the maxilla-facial surgeon. He told me that the pain was in the muscle because I stayed with my mouth wired shut for more then 6 weeks. He also told me that my bite problems exist because my mandible fracture is well closed in lower part but in upper part is still open because of a tooth that is on fracture direction. The tooth has a long root and he doesn't let the upper fracture to heal. He let my mouth free so upper teeth are no longer wired with lower teeth but he wired me lower teeth (neighbor to the fracture) together in order to close the fracture in upper part. He said that I will take another X-ray in a week. If fracture is not close then I should go for surgery with titan plate and screws that will keep my mandible bones together. I am concern about this type of surgery because I don't know what I could expect. Maybe is better to delay the surgery and to wait a little bit more for natural healing. I'm sorry if my English is not so good.
    Catalin Paraschiv 6 Replies Flag this Response
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