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Face Swollen After Tooth Extraction
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Outer gum still red, swollen & tender after 14 days of #13 tooth extraction? Tooth was broken off on that side to the gum line before extraction.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 days ago I had my lower horizontal wisdom tooth extraction Since now my half tongue is feels numb and swollen I hv feeling of trickling on tongue?
Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? I am on pen vk 500
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep, head elevated.
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?
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
3 wks status post wisdom tooth extraction and several procedures. Still experiencing focused pain on left bottom of jaw radiates into gums and face.
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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