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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? i am on pen vk 500

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Depending on the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, the swelling may take awhile to go down. Be sure to follow the surgeons instructions. If you have any concerns, you need to contact their office.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possibly: Each extraction is different, and depending on the difficulty, swelling can last a week. Since you are on antibiotics, you probably had an infection, which only complicates the situation.

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