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A 42-year-old member asked:

Please help i have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not uncommon: Place an ice packs to the sides of your face for 30 minutes at a time - where the surgery was performed for 1 - 3 days as you desire. This will greatly help reduce jaw swelling and pain. Take NSAIDs OTC to reduce the inflammation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
How long: Jaw pain after wisdom teeth always occurs. Usually resolves promptly. If persistent not normal. See oral surgeon to determine cause. TMJ (jaw joint) problems can occur after wisdom tooth removal.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Call the dentist.: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Joseph Ritz
Dentistry 46 years experience
Consult surgeon: There is a complication from the surgery that needs to be evaluated asap. That is too long for normal post operative discomfort to persist.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Me too: Since i can't examine you and have no x-rays to view, i suggest that you see a dentist who can better answer that question for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

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Dr. Rocky Dhaliwal
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Jaw pain can be from stress to the temoromandibular joint dirorder, or tmd. It can also be from wisdom teeth. Jaw pain can also be sign of various other diseases, disorders and conditions.Relatively mild conditions, such as teeth grinding, can cause jaw pain.More serious condition include rheumatoid arthritis, infection, and neualgia. Jaw pain is also one of the hallmark warning signs of heart attack.

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