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Jaw Whiplash?

Started by Magnus on 09/11/2015 10:11am

Hello, my name is Magnus and I'm from Denmark.

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask about this, but I was told that what I have seems like a whiplash. (to my jaw?)

3 weeks ago, I got hit on the right side of my jaw. On the corner right under my ear.
It was hit pretty hard but the object I got hit with was a foam covered plastic stick.

There wasn't any initial damage where i was hit, like a bruise or any sign of damage on the outside. No big pain either.

What stresses me out on a daily basis are the symptoms that I have now 3 weeks after which are different signs that my jaw has become slightly uneven. Or the jaw bone has been changed somehow?

My teeth doesnt fit together properly when i bite together,

it feels like my jaw is pushing in on my throat right beneath the place I got hit, and i can feel a small bulge in my throat that i can even feel when i swallow. This gives me more pains as it feels like its pushing on the nerves. Like headache, numb weird feeling on the side of face I got hit.

The thing is that none of the symptoms seem to get any better with time and I'm extremely scared of any permanent change to the jaw in some way.
I constantly think in my head that the jaw bone itself has been somehow bend or pushed in, but not broken, is this even possible? The corner of the lower jaw bone under the ear.

I had a check at my normal personal doctor and she said nothing has happened and i should just wait it out.
But what about these symptoms that still dont get better and make me stress out a lot.

I hope someone can help me ease my mind about this because I feel mentally bad about it.

Kind regards,


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Hi Magnus! If you don't trust what you doctor has told you go to the emergency room and get an X-ray! Some of the issues you are talking about, the lump in the back of your mouth, your jaw not fitting together correctly and the pain associated with this doesn't sound good. The lump and pain sounds like an infection. The jaw not fitting together may just feel that way because the lump has your mouth closing incorrectly. But if you feel like there is something wrong there probably is! You don't want to get an infection in your mouth. Gone untreated your teeth may all get infected and you will have bigger problems! Although you do not feel like you were hit hard enough to cause a break, you may have a hairline fracture etc. You still would not want that to go untreated. AND. No your jawbone can not bend or be pushed in! If that happened it is broken! Your jawbone is like any other bone! But please go to your emergency room so that they can take an X-ray and ease your mind! If they find a break to late the doctors will have to maybe re-break your jaw bone, reset and then wire it! You don't want to have to go through that, right? Good Luck! Please let me know how things work out! Sheiba