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What could be causing jaw pain/earache a month after 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction?

What could be causing jaw pain/earache a month after 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: TMJ pain or soreness may occur after the removal of difficult impacted wisdom teeth. In case your pain continues for more than a couple of weeks, you should probably see your doctor for evaluation. In the meantime before your appointment, take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to mange the pain or discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more


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Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week i have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week i have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Likely wisdom teeth: Probably the teeth, however, a natural response to tooth pain is to clench against it. This can cause joint and muscle pain. Speak to the Oral Surgeon -- maybe they can move you up. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

ER. Oral surgeon: Chest pain should be evaluated in ER NOW. If heart ok, will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain meds. Then see oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

It is possible: When wisdom teeth cause problems they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

Yes: Jaw pain can be from stress to the temoromandibular joint dirorder, or tmd. It can also be from wisdom teeth. Jaw pain can also be sign of various other diseases, disorders and conditions.Relatively mild conditions, such as teeth grinding, can cause jaw pain.More serious condition include rheumatoid arthritis, infection, and neualgia. Jaw pain is also one of the hallmark warning signs of heart attack. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist.: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain. ...Read more

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Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

Definitely, no: Wisdom teeth do not cause TMJ problems. If there is no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don't have a TMJ. ...Read more

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Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Infection: I would contact your dentist immediately. You probably have an infection and needs treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more