Oral Fracture

What is Mandibular Fracture?


A Mandibular fracture is a breakthrough the mandibular bone (lower jaw), which can be triggered by a traumatic or occur spontaneously, depending on the debilitating intrinsic circumstances or violent muscular contractions. Traumatic agents can be mechanical (traffic accidents, labor, fighting), physical-chemical, or pathological.

According to specialists in RxCura, these agents can act through two differentiated mechanisms. The direct, by which the fracture occurs in the same place where the agent has worked, and the indirect one, whereby the fracture occurs at some distance from the place of impact, which may or may not be fractured.

Clinically, Oral Fracture is usually characterized by:



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  • Inability in opening or closing the mouth completely

  • Deformity of the mandibular arch resulting in misalignment of upper & lower teeth (inappropriate occlusion)

  • Crepitation, displacement and abnormal mobility of lower jaw,

  • Painful inflammation on palpation.

  • Facial asymmetry (fracture or bone dislocation).

  • Crepitation, displacement and abnormal mobility of lower jaw,

  • Anesthesia of the lips (i.e. Loss of sensation) due to injury to the nerve.

  • Altered sensation (Paresthesias) in tongue, lips, bleeding gums.



Mandibular fractures are typically the result of trauma either a fall onto the chin or a hit from the side or accidents.


The mandibular areas most susceptible to fractures are the mental foramen, mandibular angle, condyle neck, areas weakened by the absence of teeth. Diagnosis can be made with X-rays, CT scans.


For Broken Jaw Treatment, it is necessary, in the first instance, to save the life of the patient if it has been put in danger. Treating mandibular fracture involves providing the optimal environment for bony healing to occur like adequate blood supply, immobilization and proper alignment of fracture segments. Most fracture requires reduction and fixation to allow for primary and secondary bone healing. Immediate surgery is not necessarily required. Supportive treatment with antibiotics should be started first. Specific treatment of Broken Jaw Surgery may even delay between 7 and 10 days later. The goal is to reduce displacement to establish a normal occlusion of the patient and immobilize the fracture fragments until the bone is reattached.


There are different types of method to fix the broken mandible like reduction, intermaxillary fixation with arch bar, screw, splints. The method adopted by your doctor will depend on the site and severity of fracture, patient age and presence or absence of teeth on the fracture site


Dentists at Rxcura Oral Fracture Treatment clinic take into account patient safety before proceeding to repair maxillofacial fractures. Such fractures can cause severe complications, such as infections, delayed union or lack of union of bone fragments and occlusion disorders, among others. To avoid this, it is necessary to carefully follow the appropriate treatment, which will be informed by your specialists.