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Punched his jaw. Had surgery, put plates. Is it normal to have pains?

Hi, my son who is 27 years old, got punched in the jaw last April. He had surgery performed by an oral surgeon and put plates. After seven months he is still in pain. The surgeon told him today that if using the mouth guard does not help after a month or so, he would need another surgery. What is your opinion. Is it normal to have still pain after 7 months? thank you!
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Thanks for posting your query in healthcaremagic.

If the fractured jaws has not completely fused even after bone plating,it can cause pain.

AN OPG radiograph as well as clinical evaluation like palpation will help to rule out the cause of pain.

Meanwhile,i would suggest you to take augmentin along with analgesics.

If necessary,another surgery has to be performed.

Avoid mouth opening too widely.

Jaws has to be immobilised for a while.

Physiotherapy may be helpful.

I wish your son speedy recovery.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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