A to Z: Open Wound, Jawenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about jaw wounds and how they're treated.jaw wound in baby, jaw wound in toddler, jaw wound in preschooler, jaw wound in gradeschooler, jaw wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, jaw wounds, hurt jaw, jaw injuries, jaw cuts, cuts on jaws, cut on jaw, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond07/31/201204/10/201909/02/2019870bc488-b751-4434-8a2c-4e327250a243https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-jaw-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the jaw is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin there. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or it can&nbsp;be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of the jaw, such as nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A wound on a child's face or neck requires medical attention. Doctors may try to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">close the wound</a> with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound is one that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a jaw wound, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid & Safety CenterBoo-boos, bug bites, and broken bones - oh my! Here's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to keep kids safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/8f5e951a-d268-485c-acb8-ffd18e45401f
Head InjuriesHead injuries can be external or internal. Learn more about both kinds, how to prevent them, and what to do if your child is injured.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/9369e328-77a9-4ffb-9782-4aed05a955d4
Mouth and TeethDid you know that your mouth is the first step in the body's digestive process? Or that the mouth and teeth are essential for speech? Learn about the many roles your mouth and teeth play.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mouth-teeth.html/5a8e1bcb-2da9-4821-8214-788f464d2742
ScarsYou may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/scars.html/af15e2af-f0ec-4e6b-a725-0d6e1cf5cdac
TMJ DisordersKids with these jaw disorders often have difficulty chewing or talking due to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Symptoms can resolve on their own, or with treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tmj.html/15f63a6c-4060-47a0-8695-d72fa3efbed0
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2