I was struck in the face 3 nights ago My

Patient : I was struck in the face 3 nights ago. My jaw swelled up on the side of the face I was hit. The pain is not really bad, my teeth don't feel out of place and I don't feel any numbness. There is no bleeding or outside bruising either. The swelling has reduced since the morning after, however I have an aching pain when I chew or open my mouth wide. Also, the very bottoms of my gums are bruised looking. Again, I'm very little pain, but the swollen look after almost 3 days worries me. Do I need to be concerned my jaw is broken?
Symptoms:  Swollen jaw, bruised gums, slight aching pain
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