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wisdom teeth removed on 12/23 and my right ear and bottom right area started bothering me again yesterday . what should i do? is it infected?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: Call oral surgeon/dentist whom removed the teeth. Could be a dry socket, residual infection or possibly a TMJ/TMD issue. Do so asap.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
See dentist: As I write this, it is 04/11. I assume you problem is resolved. If not, see an oral surgeon.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
Contact OS: Were all the wisdom teeth removed? If the area is problematic have the oral surgeon or dentist evaluate the area to make sure that is tooth related and not ENT problem.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your DDS or OS: Like any surgery, wisdom tooth extraction carries risks and complications. See your dentist or oral surgeon for post-op evaluation and x-ray.

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