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Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
The first question that people ask after you are in a car accident, is if you are okay. The problem is that many injuries from an accident are not always apparent. The symptoms that you experience may not seem related to the accident. If your jaw hurts after an accident, it is not something to ignore. It could mean something else is wrong. TMJ After an Accident TMJ is a condition that affects the joints and muscles of the jaw. It is a condition that can cause pain and discomfort. There are many different causes of TMJ. One of the causes is trauma involving the jaw. Someone in a car accident may not think they have an issue with TMJ because there was not direct blow to the jaw during the accident. The lack of direct trauma makes it hard for someone to understand how the accident could cause pain in the jaw. During an accident, the body undergoes many different types of trauma. There is the trauma related to direct blows to the body. There is also trauma related to the violent movements that happen to the body during an accident. The head and jaw are often twisted, pushed and pulled in ways they should not move. It is that trauma that leads to TMJ. Recognizing the Pain There are any symptoms of TMJ. Pain is one of the most obvious. There is also discomfort when chewing, a clicking sound when moving the jaw and feeling the jaw lock up at times. The key to getting help is combining the symptoms with a recent car accident. Research shows that one in three people in an accident that exposes them to whiplash trauma will develop TMJ. No one should ignore any pain or unusual symptoms they feel after an accident. They need to know that the symptoms do not always start right away. If you experience jaw pain and have had a car accident, take a minute to contact our offices. Our dental professionals can help you determine if you have a problem with TMJ. Please contact our offices for any question you have about TMJ or any other dental issues....
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All Posts:

Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015