You’ve sustained a significant injury to your jaws, it may be necessary to treat your fracture with wires, plates, or by a combination of both.
Normal healing time for jaw fractures of six to eight weeks.
It is important to follow the below instructions explicitly.
You may be prescribed several medications, depending, depending on the nature of your injury. It is important to follow the label directions for all of the medicines in which you are prescribed depending on the nature of your injury, it may be necessary to treat your fracture with antibiotics, if antibiotics are prescribed, it is important to take them exactly as prescribed. And to take the antibiotic until it is all gone.
Every effort will be made to give all medications in liquid form ,however, some medications are not available in liquid form. So it may be necessary to crush or dissolve your medicine in juice or water.
If you are taking any prescription medicines prior to your injury, please discuss this with your doctor.
The treatment of your broken jaw will affect the way you eat when your jaws are wired together, you will be limited to liquid or blended diet. If you have a blender or food processor, it will be very helpful in the preparation of your special diet.
Initially, due to swelling, the consistency of your food will be watery. But as time goes by and swelling decreases the consistency of your food, which you drink may be thicker, use milk, water or broth to dilute foods for the blender.
If your case does not require that your teeth be wired together for the entire six to eight week period, it is still important that you do not chew foods. During this healing period, the chewing of food during this time can loosen plates and screws. There are certain notes foods which you can.