|Jaw out of alignment
||[Aug. 2nd, 2008|02:05 pm]
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Hello all. I don't know if this is appropriate here, but I hope so. Last night one of my little ones headbutted me really hard in the chin. The pain was so bad, and I thought she might have dislocated my jaw. There is no visible sign that it is dislocated that I can see, nor can I see any swelling. Last night it hurt to talk, swallow sometimes, and I couldn't put my back teeth together without a lot of pain, nor could I open my jaw very wide. This morning it was better and I could put my back teeth together, and was able to eat. I ate a banana, and found that it was hard to open my mouth wide enough to get it in. I also notice that the teeth don't touch like they used to all around. My right side, I can bite on my back teeth, but my left don't touch unless I grind to the side. My front bottom teeth are also touching behind my top teeth differently to normal, and when I eat it almost feels like most of the pressure is being put on just one cusp on my lower, right 7. This incident happened about 20 hours ago now.|
So, with all that in mind, I want to know if my bite is out perhaps because of swelling that I can't see, or if it is really out of alignment and I need to see someone - and if I do, who?
*EDIT* This morning when I woke up my bite seems to be normal again, so all is good.