A 42-year-old member asked:
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please help i have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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Dr. Joseph Ritz
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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.
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