Jaw Tilted After Hitting Asphalt?
I want to ask, when I was in junior high school, around the age of 13, I once fell from a bicycle, hit my chin on the asphalt, so my jaw tilted. but I only realized it a few years later. how is the solution, to normalize my jaw position again, and as old as I am already 20 years old?
Hello, good afternoon. thanks in advance for the question.
Angled jaws can be caused by various factors, including a history of injury to the facial area, especially the jaw joints, the process of chewing on one side, the presence of a disruption in the teeth, the habit of grinding teeth, etc. Oblique jaw condition is also most likely due to an abnormality in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) joint that connects the lower jaw and the head / skull in the front of the ear. This joint serves to facilitate the movement of the jaw.
Handling will also vary depending on the cause. To confirm this and see the severity of the tilted jaw, you can try to consult a dentist or oral surgeon. The doctor can examine the area of your jaw and mouth, if necessary, imaging tests such as X-rays can also be done to see the condition and position of your jawbone so that further action can be determined.
some tips for you that can be done at home before seeing a doctor:
- eat soft foods
- if there is pain you can take pain relievers such as paracetamol, etc. or by compressing it with warm water in that section.
- Avoid the habit of chin support or teeth grinding
- try stretching the facial muscles
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps.