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Constant swollen lower jaw + Chronic mono

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  • Posted By: Caligirl22
  • May 29, 2007
  • 10:30 PM

My 18-year-old daughter had four very impacted wisdom teeth removed March 12. Her lower jaw is still swollen. Although the oral surgeon sees this and has taken additional x-rays that prove there is no new infection present, he says that there is nothing that can be done. My daughter had a thin face before, and now it is constantly swollen and puffy. It never returns to normal. Sometimes it swells up even more. To back-track a little, since my daughter was about 15, she has gotten mono about every 3 months. She has been diagnosed with chronic mono. Though she did not have mono at the time of the extractions, could she be suffering from some type of autoimmune disorder/disease which has left her face permanently swollen (because she has had mono so often)? Also, has anyone ever heard of chronic mono for which there appears to be no cure? In addition, my poor daughter has chronic sleeping problems, as, every night, she is unable to fall asleep. I guess this may contribute to why she gets mono so often. Anyway, we have received no help regarding her swollen lower jaw area. Would anyone happen to know why her face does not return to its normal size? Thanks so much for listening! Here's wishing you all the best, always.

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