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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.