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Broken left condyle. Fracture. Had mouth wires. Teeth does not meet properly. Can this problem be solved?

Due to an accident two months ago i broke my left condyle. oryginally i was told the fracture should heal itself but eventually had to have my mouth wired. there was a possibility of an operation to screw a plate to the condyle to fix the bone but my surgeon decided in the end that the wires should solve the problem. had the elastics taken out nearly 2 weeks ago and was allowed to eat soft food. but now i can see that my teeth don t meet properly (the teeth on the left side meet quicker then on the right) and i can t open my mouth as wide as before the accident. i m going for a consultation in 2 days and i m very woried. can the problem still be solved? is it possible that my jaws will be the same as before the accident? joanna
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to health care magic,
you should get the treatment of fixing of costochondral graft.
for this purpose,submandibular incision is given about 1cm below the angle of mandible.
this is a good approach for placemant and fixing of the you have difficulty in opening mouth,eminectomy can be this involves excision of articular eminence and thus allows the condylar head to move anteroposteriorly free of obstruction.
hope you get well soon.
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Rahul Banerjee's  Response
hi joanna,
nothing to worry about your problem can be solved and jaws will be same as before.
take care
Dr.Rahul banerjee
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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