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How to treat my cheek swelling and headache after I got injured during skiing?

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Published At July 26, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I met with an accident and hit my jaw while skiing yesterday. I have a headache, and my cheek or jaw is still very swollen. I can chew normally but cannot open my mouth wide while yawning. I consulted a dentist for minor teeth chipping, and they did an X-ray. The dentist said that he could not see much in the X-ray. I am just wondering if I should consult a doctor. Will my problem heal on its own? I am taking the tablet Motrin and Tylenol.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that you suffer from contusion of the soft tissue around the jaw with a sprain in the temporomandibular joint ligaments. You do not have any bone injury because you can chew food, but I can only comment on the condition after reviewing your X-rays. I suggest you continue your medications (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her, and take medications with their consent). Apply ice packs intermittently, and visit the emergency room for appropriate treatment after a detailed clinical examination

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad
Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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