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A 18-year-old female asked:

Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. it started hurting a few days after, it still looks like i have a blood clot. the pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Possible: This can happen after a wisdom tooth is removed. Usually pain medications will help. You are probably asking if you have a dry socket. You know if you have this if there is a 10 out of 10 pain and the pain medications do not help at all.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Time: Impacted wisdom teeth surgery will have significant pain and swelling in some patients for a week or so. Between day 1 and 7 is really early to worry about anything other than taking pain meds and anti inflammatory. If you're worried, contact the office.
Dr. John Glennon
Dentistry 33 years experience
Call your surgeon: I wold definitely recommend seeing your oral surgeon for a follow up, there may be a post-operative infection.
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Dry socket: It sounds as if you have developed a dry socket. There is no need to suffer since treatment is usually simple and effective with the placement of a medicated dressing. Please call the doctor who treated you to arrange to be seen.
Dr. James Andrea
undefined 34 years experience
Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing.

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