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Face swollen up - upper right molar tooth surgical extraction. How many days until it gets back to normal? What can I do to help besides taking meds?

Face swollen up - upper right molar tooth surgical extraction. How many days until it gets back to normal? What can I do to help besides taking meds?

Maximum 2-3 days: It is common to experience pain and swelling after tooth extraction. It may last for 2-3 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 3 days after tooth removal, visit your dentist to rule out any complications ...Read more

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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more


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Just had a tooth extraction 3 days ago woke up with swollen gum and pain is this normal?

Just had a tooth extraction 3 days ago woke up with swollen gum and pain is this normal?

Very common: Swelling and pain after tooth extraction procedure is normal body reaction. It is a good sign and indicator of normal progress of healing of tooth extraction socket. Swelling usually lasts for 7-10 days. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op visit. ...Read more

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Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?

Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?

Better or worse?: Typically after surgery, the surgical pain lasts a few days then it progressively gets better. The trend is to have less and less discomfort from decreasing pain and swelling ; be able to open and use jaw for chewing more. If the swelling/pain is getting worse, it is advisable to see your doctor. If there is discharge, abscess, or redness occurring, you should have it evaluated asap. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?

I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?

Not normal: Go see the dentist who did the extraction ASAP - Monday! It sounds like infection and must be treated before it spreads. Even the ER is a choice if they have no opening tomorrow. This may be fine as soon as you are treated, so don't panic - but w/o treatment this may be very bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My cheek is swollen after upper molar (not wisdom tooth) extraction. Is it normal to have pain throughout the inner cheek wall? It's been 4 days.

My cheek is swollen after upper molar (not wisdom tooth) extraction. Is it normal to have pain throughout the inner cheek wall? It's been 4 days.

Sometimes: Depending on the severity of the condition of the tooth that was extracted, it is possible to be swollen of have pain for several days. It is best to see the dentist who did the surgical procedure to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Call the dentist: To find out if this was expected and how best to handle it, or if it requires that you child be seen again. ...Read more

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Following my wisdom tooth extraction my submandibular salivary gland is swollen is this normal?

Gland Swelling?: After extractions swelling is normal in many areas of the mouth. Glands, muscles, joint area, and tongue have all been known to swell. If the swelling persists past 7 days or is painful on light pressure after 4 days, it is recommended that you return to your surgeon for an evaluation of the area. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction, should I be applying a cold or a warm compress to my face?

After a tooth extraction, should I be applying a cold or a warm compress to my face?

Ice packs: After your tooth extraction, you can apply ice packs to your face to reduce swelling and stop the bleeding for 24 hours. Cold for swelling, warm for pain after 24 hours." ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?

Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?

Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read more

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Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Normally not: The alignment of the wisdom teeth are often not the determining factor in facial symmetry. If the other teeth start shifting, etc., then there could be some changes. ...Read more

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How long after having a tooth extraction (1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?

How long after having a tooth extraction (1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?

2 weeks post- op: It usually takes 2 weeks post op to have your swelling totally resolve. This is dependent on the extent of the surgery, your medical condition, tooth impactions, and so forth. Please contact your surgeon about your particular circumstances, and take care... ...Read more

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Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep, head elevated.

Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep, head elevated.

Normal: Any pain or inflammation and fever or headache. If there is no other symptoms like that. It is ok. It is just a normal healing process. Observe for any if the above symptoms and get a checkup if you experience any of the above symptoms. ...Read more

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What parts of the face determine the look of your eyelids? EX:if you have an overbite, busted jaw, tooth extraction etc. Any of that affect the look?

What parts of the face determine the look of your eyelids? EX:if you have an overbite, busted jaw, tooth extraction etc. Any of that affect the look?

Eyelids: Eyes, eye sockets, and soft tissue drape. Please see an Orthodontist, Oal Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, and
Plastic Surgeon, to gather as much information possible. No two people are axactly alike. Resolution of facial imbalance problems often require a multidisciplinary approach. Beware promise of simplistic quick fix. ...Read more

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Why do I have such extreme pain after a tooth extraction. The Vicodin my dentist prescribed me is not helping, the whole side of my face hurts and is?

Why do I have such extreme pain after a tooth extraction. The Vicodin my dentist prescribed me is not helping, the whole side of my face hurts and is?

Call your dentist: There should not be that much pain after a tooth extraction. You should call the dentist and let them know that you are still having a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very

After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very

See your PCP: There are a number of things that can cause a headache to develop after extraction. Often after a tooth extraction you are prescribed opiates (e.g. Vicodin) Headaches are one of the side effects associated with opiates. Another reason could be caffeine withdrawal, stress or cervicogenic headache. Regardless, see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago and am experiencing severe pain, swelling, nausea and head spins. Should I seek out a doctor?

I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago and am experiencing severe pain, swelling, nausea and head spins. Should I seek out a doctor?

Complications: Certainly does sound like you're suffering from potential complications of that tooth extraction such as a possible infection doesn't it? I might first try call the dentist back who you saw. They may want to take another look at the extraction site to see if there's something they can do before seeing a non-dental MD. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more