A 48-year-old female asked:
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3 wks status post wisdom tooth extraction and several procedures. still experiencing focused pain on left bottom of jaw radiates into gums and face.

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Oral surgeon: May be a dental abscess- call your oral surgeon for exam and evaluation.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
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Dr. James Sunwoo
14 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Residual Pain: Time to return to your oral surgeon who performed the surgery, who will be able to examine you clinically and radiographically. It could be many things as: osteomyelitis, minor fracture of the jaw, traumatic injury to neighboring structures, etc. to name a few things.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016

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