Severe jaw pain following surgery

I had a WLE and SNB yesterday and it went very well - very little discomfort from that at all thank goodness, and I’m feeling mentally much better knowing that the cancer has been removed. But I have had severe jaw pain on right hand side since I came round from anaesthetic and my jaw movements are restricted meaning I can’t open my mouth very wide and my teeth meet won’t meet at the back which is making eating difficult and painful, and I have pain the rest of the time too radiating out from my jaw.  They gave me oramorph for it while I was in the hospital overnight but have discharged me with just paracetamol and coedine, neither of which seem to be making any difference. Has anyone else had this problem and how long after the operation did it take to go away?  Thanks, Sarah x

Hi Sarmori, 

I am sorry to hear about your jaw pain, I am sure some of our users will be along to show their support soon.

In the meantime please do call our helpline at 0808 800 6000 who will be able to talk you through any questions you may have and offer a friendly ear. The opening times are below.

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Best wishes,