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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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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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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Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a headache the 3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it normal to have a headache the 3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction?

Headache: Do you normally get headaches? if you do, then I would not be overly concerned. If you do not normally get headaches, then I am somewhat concerned, and think you should tell the doctor who did the procedure. I imagine they gave you some pain meds. You could take a dose and see if that helps - along with some extra hydration. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to be able to open your mouth as wide after a tooth extraction?

Is it normal not to be able to open your mouth as wide after a tooth extraction?

For a short time: That is not uncommon but should only be for a short time (few days to a week). Muscle and soft tissue tenderness from the ext. Can cause difficulty when opening. If you are concerned you should see your provider for care. ...Read more

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How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is. ...Read more

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I still can't fully extend my jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

I still can't fully extend my jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

Be patient: It is common to have a limited jaw movement after wisdom tooth extraction. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks to get the normal range of motion. Moist heat and passive stretching will speed the process. ...Read more

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I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do ? Is it normal ?

I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do 
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Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...Read more

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My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?

My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?

Yes: Was the tooth removed an upper tooth? When upper posterior teeth are removed sometimes bacteria can enter the sinus, as some of these teeth terminate in the sinus, causing a sinus infection. This would explain the green mucus from the nose. This is usually resolved with antibiotics and decongestants. This can sometimes just happen. ...Read more

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It's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and I am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. Is this normal?

It's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and I am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. Is this normal?

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. ...Read more

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Feeling pain around my eye after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal and what should I do?

Feeling pain around my eye after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal and what should I do?

See the surgeon: The removal of the upper wisdom teeth can cause some postoperative pain in the general area of the eye. However, this may be a serious complication and should be evaluated by the treating surgeon. ...Read more

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My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

It's OK: The area should gradually heal over. Keep it clean. If you have any concerns, return to your Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more

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My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. Now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. Is this normal?

Reevaluation: Without seeing you it is not possible to asses your current condition. Return to the treating Dentist or see a specialist Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...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

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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How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

Wisdom tooth : You can change to your regular mouthwash after a few days as long as you are not having a lot of pain or swelling. Contact the extracting dentist if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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