I broke my jaw a month ago. A Mandibular fracture. I had 2 fractures one on my left side and the other on my chin. Last week the doctors took xrays and noticed that it wasnt healing in the right position. So they had to redo the whole operation and im in agony. Another month of these wires and no food. Towards the end of that 4th week i was having excrutiating pain in my face. I thought it was an ear infection because it was in that region. But lets start with the symptoms that im experiencing since the second try at this surgery. They placed a splint with screws in the mandible to try and get a good connection again and wired my teeth together. This was on friday 3/21. Since then most of the swelling has gone away but im having some other complications. Everytime i get ready to fall asleep im awakened by a sharp pain in my left cheek by my ear. It really hurts alot. and then i have a hard time getting back to sleep. does this have anything to do with maybe grinding my teeth or something to do with how the injury is healing. I dont know what to do because im scared to fall asleep. im a 22 yr old male and in good health. i cant wait to get back to normal but honestly im losing hope. Ive spent 4 weeks wired up just to find out it wasnt healing right and now im having a hard time again. I cant sleep. Can someone offer any information? PleaseReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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