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A 19-year-old female asked:

it's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and i am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. is this normal?

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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 35 years experience
Common complication: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus, or tightness in the jaw muscles. . This tightness can last several days to two weeks. Three things will help loosen up the jaw muscles as quickly as possible: heat, stretching, and massage.

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