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is it normal for it to hurt when smiling when i just had my wisdom teeth removed?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Muscles are pulled and stretched during the procedure. Speak to your surgeon if it persists.
Answered on Dec 14, 2012
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It's not uncommon to open wide or for certain facial movements during the healing phase. It can last for a week or so, sometimes longer depending on how invasive the surgery was. If you have any concerns, consult your dentist.
Answered on Dec 15, 2012
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yup. It will get better over several days.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes, but: Yes, but it depends upon post operative swelling, and each procedure is different and each individual responds differently. If it is an easy removal with little to no swelling, then smiling the next day or so should feel just fine.
Answered on Mar 9, 2013

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