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What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

Call and disuss: Call and discuss this with the dentist who removed your wisdom tooth. Is it getting better, worse or the same over time? Your dentist should be seeing you for routine aftercare until healing is assured. This is normally included in the fee for that service. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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Achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Is there anything i can take for this?

See your surgeon: There are many pain relievers you can take. See your surgeon to make sure you do not have an infection or a dry socket. Then he or she can prescribe whatever is appropriate. ...Read more

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Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Something's wrong: Something's wrong but i cannot know what without examining you in person. You will have to return to the dentist who extracted your tooth to evaluate what the problem is. It may well be something unrelated to the extraction. Only a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can determine that. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about jaw pain that starts a month after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Have your jaw looked at by a dentist or oral surgeon. The jaw pain may be from the wisdom tooth extraction but it can also be a completely different issue. ...Read more

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I thought i healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now i feel like i did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain. ?

I thought i healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now i feel like i did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain. ?

See surgeon : Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting the oral surgeon and inform him of this ASAP. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain: If the problem is worsened by hot or cold foods, or by gently touching the area in the mouth (palpate) most likely the tooth. If you get pain by opening your mouth like yawning, or moving jaw side to side, then tmj. These are simple things to try, but you should have it evaluated by dds. Most often an x-ray of the teeth and or jaw need be evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had jaw pain just on the right side. I've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! Any idea why? Wisdom tooth coming through

For the last 3 days I've had jaw pain just on the right side. I've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! Any idea why? Wisdom tooth coming through

Maxillary tooth ?: It may be that the erupting tooth is digging into your cheek and jawbone. Let a local dentist take a look to see if it needs extraction. Most do. ...Read more

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I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

Yes: dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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