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Charleston, WV
A 21-year-old female asked:

What could be a reason why my jaw hurts on the left side at my temple when opwning my mouth an tender to touch an is swollen i've had recent tooth ext?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Soreness: Probably soreness from the tooth extraction. Taking a tooth out causes some trauma to the area. I suspect that all of this will clear up completely in a couple of weeks. If it does not feel somewhat better after one week you may want to check with the dentist that removed your tooth.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
ROOT FRACTURE: It's possible a root fragment is left in socket or infection is still present have a post op. Xray taken by your dentist.
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Last updated Jul 14, 2013

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