A 45-year-old member asked:
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is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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
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
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes but: Yes, tightness normal, "major bruising" not. See oral surgeon to make sure you're within normal limits for your case.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015

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Yes: Very common. It generally gets better in a week.
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