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Jaw Pain After an Auto Accident Can Take Days to Show Up

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw Pain After an Auto Accident Can Take Days to Show UpWhen you get involved in an auto accident, in most cases, you will immediately know if you have sustained any injuries. You can easily tell if you have a fractured leg or a sprained hand. However, it can be difficult to tell if you have jaw injuries because the pain could take days to show. After getting involved in an auto accident, you could experience jaw pain two or three days later. Therefore, it is important to come in for further checks to see whether you have jaw injuries. This is important because untreated jaw pain could lead to severe consequences.

Jaw Pain in Auto Accidents

Jaw pain from an auto accident is mainly caused by whiplash. Jaw pain symptoms might take time to show up; it could take days or even weeks to show. When you experience jaw pain, there is a high chance that your jaw has suffered a significant amount of damage. Therefore, it is a good idea to seek treatment as soon as possible after an accident. You should do so even if you don't have obvious jaw pain symptoms. As much as auto accidents cause significant damage to the jaw, it takes time to affect your jaw tissues. This is why you will notice these symptoms after a few days. Therefore, getting professional medical care from our professionals will go a long way in preventing further damage.

Understanding how jaw pain builds up after an auto accident is important. Your skull has one main moving part, the jaw. The jaw is large since it goes beyond the chin. It has hinges that link it to the cranium found in front of the outer ear. Therefore, when the jaw is damaged in an auto accident, all these parts could be affected. Lack of treatment could worsen the already bad situation. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on how to detect and treat jaw pain.
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