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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have lockjaw after 2 weeks of wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not uncommon: Go back to the dentist who should check you out. This is a complication for which the dentist isresponsible and he must treat the problem. Do not try to be your own dentist and look for answers on the intertnet. Go back and see what the dentist has to say and what can be done to help you.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 20 years experience
Possible: It is possible to have muscle or TMJ soreness for several weeks following extractions that would make it difficult to open your jaw. It is also possible that there could be infection. You need to go back to the person who removed your teeth for a follow up if this is happening.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are common wisdom teeth extraction complications?

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Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Common complications: 1 dry socket 2 fractured roots 3 infection 4 damage adjacent teeth 5 bleeding 6 other less than 1% chance of occurance.

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