Jaw fractures

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The most common cause of jaw fractures is due to fall, road accident, sport injury or assault. The impact of the accident on the face depending on the level may damage the upper jaw (Maxilla) or the lower jaw (Mandible) or even both. If the extent of damage is not significant and there is no displacement of bones then the fracture may be managed under local anesthesia on the dental chair. However, if its extensive then it will require admission in a hospital with proper fixation of jaw bones and teeth alignment to be done under General anesthesia in an Operation Theatre.