A 26-year-old female asked:
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i'm taking antibiotics and pain relievers after wisdom tooth extraction. is it normal to have swelling and jaw pain 2 days after surgery?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Normal: Sounds normal.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
Dr. Maryam Chiani
28 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: the process of healing is different for everyone.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: After the wisdom tooth surgery, you may have some swelling and certainly some pain for 24-48 hours. If swelling and/or pain becomes worse or does not improve after 48 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation.
Answered on Apr 12, 2015

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