I can open and close my mouth but I can't eat or chew properly without pain in my right jaw. Will this be permanent?
I would definitely go to the ER as soon as you can if you can. But I'm with you if that's not an option... not always easy for everyone if it was you probably wouldn't be on here :)
If it is broken they would have to properly set it or it will be permanent because it won't heal properly on its own. Even if they do it might not heal properly.
You might also try to make a dentist appt. if at all possible... a lot of them will deal with more than just cavities. I myself have TMJ... and I have had a broken jaw, plus bad teeth my WHOLE life due to bad parenting and genetics.
If you can't get professional help at all, this is what always helped me with the above issues.
*Ibuprofen for pain, it's an anti-inflammatory so it would help more than other things.
*Soft food, liquid diet for a while, you don't want to get malnourished because it hurts to eat, that will cause a lot more then jaw pain trust me. ( Ice creams, soups, SMALL bites, mashed potatoes, oatmeals, anything soft really were you don't have to open your mouth too much to eat.
*I heat pad helped me... but I know a lot of people swear by hot/cold method too... 5 minutes of hot and 5 minutes of cold.
WhenI broke mine and didn't get any help it took a few months to get back to normal( as normal as it would get that is ) hence part of the TMJ (if you hear a loud clicking when you chew, or it feels like it locks up , you might have TMJ already and a punch might have argivated it)( I. Good luck to you and stay away from those fists eh. Not to scare you too much too, but if it is broken bad ... buy a good blender... cause they might have to wire your jaw shut :(.
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