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is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can be: Bruising of the facial tissues and tightness of the jaws can be a common finding following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. The degree of bruising and jaw tightness may be dependent upon your complexion, any medications you are taking that can prolong bleeding, the position of your impacted teeth, and the surgical technique as well as experience of your dentist or surgeon.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok.
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: Difficulty opening the mouth, jaw tightness and bruising are common after-effects of wisdom teeth surgery. It will change multiple colors with time, but should resolve in 10-14 days.
Answered on Mar 3, 2019

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