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Your Jaw Injury May Also be Known as:
Bumped head
Bumped jaw
Damaged head
Damaged jaw
Head damage
Head got bumped
Head got hit
Head got slammed
Head got whacked
Head injury

Top 3 Jaw Injury Causes

  1. 1.Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain.

    You should go to the hospital immediately. More than half of Traumatic Brain Injuries are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. There, doctors will examine you and take images of your brain to see if there's any bleeding.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, irritability, clear runny nose, vision changes, general numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic brain injury:
    head injury
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) Needing Imaging

    Mild traumatic brain injury requiring imaging is defined as being fairly responsive after an injury to the head but with enough warning signs that a picture of the inside of the skull needs to be taken.

    You should go to the emergency room as soon as possible (within the next hour). The risk factors and symptoms around your injury make it possible that something serious is developing within your skull, and thus, a picture needs to be taken.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, difficulty concentrating, frequent mood swings
    Symptoms that always occur with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) needing imaging:
    head or face injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Bruise of the Face

    A bruise is an area of skin discoloration. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and leak their contents into the soft tissue beneath the skin.

    You do not need treatment in the case that this is a simple bruise. A bruise that spreads may suggest a bigger problem and would require medical attention.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swelling on one side of the face, head or face injury, painful face swelling, warm and red face swelling, face bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with bruise of the face:
    head or face injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Jaw Injury

  • Q.Have you noticed any vision changes?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?
  • Q.Were you ever exposed to a dangerous, violent or life-threatening situation?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our jaw injury symptom checker.

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Jaw Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced jaw injury have also experienced:

    • 12% Nose Injury
    • 12% Head Injury
    • 12% Head or Face Injury
  • People who have experienced jaw injury were most often matched with:

    • 50% Bruise of the Face
    • 25% Traumatic Brain Injury
    • 25% Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) Needing Imaging

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