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A 33-year-old member asked:

why is my mouth still in so much pain after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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, cutting of bone, proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve, and possible internal pressure, and you've got pain. Pain meds should help alleviate your discomfort; discuss the procedure with your surgeon.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 19 years experience
Some pain normal: Some pain is normal after a wisdom tooth extraction. I would update your dentist or oral surgeon of your pain level so they can help control your pain

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