Getting into a fight may seem like a good idea at the time, but many people end up permanently disfiguring their face after getting punched. Even a single punch can do serious damage to your face and your jaw, knocking out teeth, dislocating your jaw, and requiring the use of a cosmetic dentist to recover.
The Force Of A Punch
So just how hard can a person punch another person in the face? Studies have shown that boxers have the potential to throw up to 1,300 pounds with each punch. That's a lot of pain getting thrown right into your face. While the average person won't have anywhere near that much power, they can still do serious injury to your jaw and your face.
Even if they knock out only a single tooth, your face could end up slightly disfigured due to the loss. Even worse, you could suffer from serious dental infections that could impact your other teeth. Perhaps worst of all is what happens if your jaw gets broken.
Problems With A Broken Jaw
Could a single punch to the face cause your jaw to break? Possibly, but if you get into a fight, you may suffer from more than one punch. That's why it is important to simply avoid fights whenever possible. However, if you do get hit in the face, cosmetic dental surgeons can help.
A broken jaw could cause serious oral health problems, such as the loss of multiple teeth or even more serious problems. For example, it could cause your face to sag in one direction and make it more difficult for your mouth to heal.
How Cosmetic Dentists Can Help
Thankfully, a good dental cosmetic surgeon can correct much of the damage caused to your face by a punch. For example, they can reset your jaw to make sure it heals properly in your face. They can also replace missing teeth and other problems that may be causing facial disfigurement.
One of the best things they can do is replace teeth with dental implants. These strong teeth will help your jaw retain its natural shape and keep you looking great for years to come. Investing in these replacements is a great idea if you want to avoid looking old before your time.
Naturally, the best way to avoid this problem is to simply not get punched in the face during a fight. However, if you couldn't avoid it or were hit by somebody throwing a sucker punch, make sure to visit a cosmetic dentist like David Jackson, DDS to get the help you need.