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why does my lower teeth hurt after having a tooth extraction on the top?

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Dr. Ross Lambert
43 years experience Dentistry
Referred Pain: Sometimes pain is referred from upper to lower or vice versa. The nerves of the jaw and face have a common origin, the tri-geminal nerve and sometimes "loops" occur. Another thought is the muscle strain or doctor's grip on your jaw when taking the tooth out.
Answered on May 22, 2020
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Not sure: Ask your dentist to check the lower teeth carefully.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibility: It may be referred pain from the upper tooth, or you possibly have another problem with the lower tooth. See the DDS who did the extraction for assessment.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016

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