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2. Symptoms

The most common symptom of a fractured jaw is pain. People may feel that their jaws are misaligned and that their teeth no longer fit together properly. Many people will be unable to open their jaws properly and may have problems eating and speaking. Changes in sensation or numbness in the lips or chin are also common. This occurs if there is damage to the nerve in the jaw. There may be bleeding inside the mouth and swelling or bruising beneath the tongue. Some people will be unable to stop themselves from drooling.

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