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Jaw injury, swelling. Taking Ibuprofen. Difficulty chewing food. Is this healing normally?

I ha a small child bump his head under my jaw, causing my top molars to bite down on my bottom gums where my wisdom used to be. There s a small hole there and swelling from the area between the too and lower jaw close to the cheek. It s been 1 week and the pain is at a scale of 6 from a 1 to 10 rating. I m rinsing with warm salt water and taking ibuprofen but it only helps the pain a little bit. My diet had been affected because the pain is too much to chew food. Is this healing normally? Is it healing in be normal timeframe? I do not know whether there is an infection or not. I just know the pain is not improving but the cut looks as though its healing.
Asked On : Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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From your message I'd assume that you have your wisdom removed on the side of injury and where the molars struck. In cases of deep gingival bites, it might take around 2 weeks for healing to be complete and it would be delayed if you use that side for chewing since the injury would persist. You are advised to take a soft diet for the next couple of days and use the other side for chewing and things hopefully would improve over the next few days. Continue your saline rinses and analgesics and also use a chlorhexidine mouth wash thrice daily.
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