Thanks for your question. The first concern that comes to mind in this sort of situation is making sure that your jaw is not broken. This is one possible explanation for severe and persistent pain following a painful trauma such as you have experienced recently. Fortunately, if your mandible is broken, there are excellent treatments available, and it is something that is quite simple to diagnose with some imaging and a quick examination. Your doctor
or even your dentist
will be able to help you with this, and then will be able to refer you to someone who is able to help you fix the problem. The correction may require surgery if it is a broken jaw, but the risks of an untreated fracture
are severe and should not be ignored. Other types of injury can also happen, such as inflammation or injury to some of the joints of the jaw such as the TMJ. This sort of injury usually will not require surgery, and improves quickly with simple therapies such as a soft diet, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, and sometimes things such as a mouth guard. As above, this should be something you discuss with your doctor. Please speak with your doctor.