A 42-year-old member asked:
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jaw in pain about a week after wisdom teeth were taken out. is this normal?

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Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Can be: Jaw pain one week out is normal. If the pain hasnt increased and is slowly getting better than you should be fine. If you are having increased pain and possibly a foul smell or ordor from the extraction site you should se your doctor who removed them and have them take a look. You may possible have a dry socket or a piece of bone or tooth remaining or even food debris stuck in the site.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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Dr. Seth Wolfson
36 years experience Dentistry
Much of the time the jaw aches from the injections. Lower injections are called a mandibular block. We aim for the nerve that goes into the jaw, the needle passes through the masseter muscle, sometimes patients experience trismus. Trismus is like a muscle spasm . With stretching massage and warm compresses the area should fel better after a week to ten days.
Jan 30, 2013
Dr. Peter Eng
Dr. Peter Eng answered
33 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Jaw pain may be caused by dry socket. See your dentist right away to see if dry socket dressing is needed.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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See your doctor. : This is not normal, you should see the doctor or oral surgeon who removed the wisdom teeth immediately to diagnose the problem.

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