As the largest and strongest bone, the mandible is frequently prone to trauma as a result of its preeminent position.
It occurs most frequently to men and children (due to accidents falls) – a proportion of 60-80%, .
- Spontaneous pain white moving the mandible;
- Discomfort in swallowing and phonation;
- Failure to chew;
- Facial deformities;
- Mobility of bone fragments;
- Occlusion changes;
- Wounds and bleeding;
Diagnosis is based on symptoms and imaging examination (panoramic dental x-ray, retro-alveolar x-ray, CT scans);
Involves the correct positioning of the bone fragments and their containment until complete restoration.