3. When to Seek Help

Anybody who has experienced trauma to their jaw and feels severe pain, misalignment of the teeth, bleeding, swelling, or difficulty speaking and eating, should seek medical care as soon as possible. The emergency room is preferable to a doctor's office because medical practitioners are likely to require tests, investigations, and treatments unavailable outside the hospital.

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