A 45-year-old member asked:
is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Could be: Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure. The more complex the surgery, the more post-operative complications possible. Return to your oral surgeon for evaluation.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015
Dr. John Van der Werff answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Check back with your dentist if it does not start to improve in a week. The jaw tightness may need some stretching to get it back to normal.. If it does not improve within 2 to 3 weeks and is left alone the limited opening can become permanent.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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