cracked my jaw today... it hurts.

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  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cracked my jaw on the edge of my countertop this morning. Dropped my favorite tea pot, tried to hop out of the way (barefoot) to avoid stepping on the pieces, and slipped in the tea and smacked the side of my jaw on the edge of the countertop before I managed to grab the counter with my hand (the hand that wasn't holding a handful of breakfast silverware)... then sort of sat there, and evaluated, and there was a sharp pain in my left ear... and then i realized I couldnt close my mouth all the way without intense pressure./pain and a loud horrible noise... so I waited around, hoping it'd get better, then, when it didn't, dragged the kids to the ER, and apparently I chipped and cracked the top edge of the lower jaw, right next to my ear, and then it bled inside, and caused a muscle spasm, which threw my jaw out of alignment, and HURTS!! Anyway, you don't need to feel sorry for me... I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself... had a horrible time eating SOUP tonight.... mostly had to eat like a chicken, get the food in, then throw your head back and wiggle it around until the food falls down your throat... totally undignified!!!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Ouch! I hate it for you! [​IMG]
    I had total jaw reconstruction when I was 16. I'm now 47 and still have jaw problems. [​IMG]
    On a side note, sounds like something I would do. [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Ouch! I know how ya feel..(i think..)
    A few years ago i took a dive off of some porch steps...(just walked off the top step..forgot about the other 4 ... [​IMG] )
    anyways..i landed smack on my jaw....yup..that was fun trip to the ER too.. [​IMG]
    *i have issues..* [​IMG]
     
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  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    It was just such a dumb, statistically improbably thing to have happen... events conspiring against me. Now BOTH sides of my jaw hurt, one cracked, and the other hurting from my jaw being so out of alignment from the muscle junk! OW! whoever invented the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) did a poor job of it. I will probably have a wicked creaky jaw for the rest of my life (I'm 27)!!!!!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    It was just such a dumb, statistically improbably thing to have happen... events conspiring against me. Now BOTH sides of my jaw hurt, one cracked, and the other hurting from my jaw being so out of alignment from the muscle junk! OW! whoever invented the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) did a poor job of it. I will probably have a wicked creaky jaw for the rest of my life (I'm 27)!!!!!

    [​IMG] Thats gotta hurt soo much..
    mine was only one side...
    and your right, you may always have issues with it..
    every once in a while mine still acts up..
    Dont envy you right now.. [​IMG]
     
  6. eieieieieieieieiei I can imagion how painful that is. OUCH! [​IMG] Hope you feel better soon.
     
  7. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    i didn't laugh until i pictured you wiggling your head around staring at the ceiling with a mouth full of soup... then i reread it and laughed some more... but in the end(when im not laughin) i feel so bad for ya... really do. i don't envy you either. cuz i could just imagine the pain(not that i want to) i hate when i have a headache and try to chew something that's a little more chewy than normal(beef jerky and so forth)

    hope it heals soon
    Sue
     
  8. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yiiiouchhh [​IMG] I mean wow, so sorry!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    It was just such a dumb, statistically improbably thing to have happen... events conspiring against me. Now BOTH sides of my jaw hurt, one cracked, and the other hurting from my jaw being so out of alignment from the muscle junk! OW! whoever invented the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) did a poor job of it. I will probably have a wicked creaky jaw for the rest of my life (I'm 27)!!!!!

    You need to go see a specialist at the nearest trauma hospital. That may mean traveling to Boston or Albany.

    They can wire your mouth shut with a splint in place to allow it to heal properly.

    You are correct, if this is not treated correctly NOW, you will suffer for the rest of your life.

    As an intern in dental school I assisted on more than once occasion wiring jaws together to allow for jaws/condyles to heal properly.

    If you have more questions, PM me.​
     
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  10. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would totally agree with getting a specialist. My son was throwing a fit in my lap when he was about 18 mo. old when I was trying to put shoes on him (go figure, KY and bare feet lol). He threw his head back and hit me square in the chin. My jaw hurt so bad! I had the ringing in my ears and all. I didn't go to the doctor because I didn't think it was that bad. About a week later my jaw popped and I had that ring in my ear again. I can't explain what it sounded like, it was just horrible. I did go to a dentist after that and he said nothing was wrong with me, so I left it at that.

    Fast forward, I have an $800 bite guard I have to wear at night now. I can not afford to have it corrected now. If I went in the beginning I could have. Sometimes I have to go to the dentist for shots in my face so that my muscles will relax so that I can remove that bite guard because my muscles spasm and lock my jaw. If I open my mouth wider than I do to talk, it pops and clacks so loud you can hear it sitting beside me...which means as I eat, you hear with every bite a loud *SNAP*

    Take care of yourself
     

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