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When will I be able to open my mouth fully following wisdom tooth extraction

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Reevaluation: Two weeks is a bit long not to have a decrease in symptoms. Please return to the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that did your extractions ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difficult problem.: It depends if it is an acute or chronic problem. Many patient with infected wisdom teeth have restricted opening due to infection. If you take antibio ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Very common, trismus: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus, also called tightness in the jaw muscles. See your surgeon for post-op examinat ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
35 years experience Dentistry
Common complication: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus, or tightness in the jaw muscles. . This tightness can last several days to tw ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Depends upon time : Depends upon how long ago you had your tooth extracted. It is normal to have stiffness, swelling and inability to open your mouth 24-48 hours after a ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Everyone's : Everyone's body reacts differently, however most people have significant discomfort/pain for about 2 days, then begin to improve. I have seen some pa ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
11 years experience Dentistry
2-6 weeks, varies : Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Wisdom Tooth P.O.: Good day; Always speak with practitioner after any type of surgical care; however, do not rinse around the extraction site area for 48 hours. The cl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: Dry socket ? Sutures with bacteria ? These are all guesses, and that's not what you want. Call your surgeon to discuss your concerns.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You've had surgery: Depending on the difficulty of the extraction, the bone and gum tissue in the area has been traumatized. Add the injections through the muscle, cuttin ... Read More

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