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Swollen Mouth Only On One Side After Wisdom Teeth Removal On Both Sides Is There A Problem
See an oral surgeon: Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Yes: If you have no pain and if the swelling is not increasing things are probably OK. Start applying moist heat to the swollen area for 20 minutes at a time to help the swelling go down. If there's no improvement in a few days time, go see your surgeon for a follow up. ...Read more
Homeopathy: Homeopathic hypericum is amazing after tooth extraction to decrease pain and swelling. Ice/cool packs also help. ...Read more
Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more
White painful swelling on lower left extraction site after wisdom teeth removal 5wks ago. Seems to have come on recently. Is tender and swollen why?
Possible reinfection: Please return to surgeon whe removed wisdom tooth for reexamination. ...Read more
Swelling after exts: The swelling may be a result of a periosteal abscess--return to your oral surgeon for a post op evaluation. ...Read more
Consult surgeon: Facial swelling after third molar surgery is common and expected. If the swelling persists for more than a week, there may be an associated post-op infection. Consult with the treating surgeon. Meanwhile, hot saline (salt in how water-swish and expectorate) will help some. ...Read more
Depends.: Normally, within a week the swelling should be significantly reduced. Try to keep the are clean. Use the curve syringe to flush out the food after eating. Steroid only effective 1/2 hour within the surgery appointment. Take your antibiotic faithfully and Ibuprofen for antiswelling measure. ...Read more
I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?
The rule of thumb: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. If concerned see your surgeon for management. ...Read more
Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?
Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. It is always best to check with the dentist who placed the stitches. ...Read more
the inside of my mouth on the left side was swollen I thought it was from my wisdom teeth coming in but one on that side still hasn't appeared, but I ended up biting it. Creating a canker sore. Now it looks loke its eating the inside of my gum n chee?
Problem: Even though you do not see a wisdom tooth it does not mean that the problem does not originate from an erupting tooth below the gum line. Could also be the opposing wisdom tooth erupting. Could also be other dental problems. Therefore in order to know what it is and what to do about it you will need to see your local dentist. ...Read more
In my before & i-year after dental X-ray after wisdom teeth removal, the angle of lower jaw shifted on that same side. Why? Can it be fixed?
I do not understand: Angle of lower jaw shift? X-rays may not be taken at the exact same angulation, therefore, you may see shape differences that are only caused by angulation differences but are not different. If you have questions a dentist needs to thoroughly examine your jaw to see if you have an actual problem. ...Read more
Common side effect:
After removal of wisdom teeth or undergoing procedures where the mouth is held open, many patients will experience some limited opening due to tightness of the muscles that function to open and close the lower jaw that will generally improve with time and moist heat.
In some instances, an infection can also be responsible for limited opening, which would require additional treatment. ...Read more
1 week after wisdom teeth removal here is still swelling on the bottom left side and today I felt the left 2nd molar wiggling. Is this normal?
5 days post op of 2 lower wisdom teeth removal. Right side completly healed but left has brown stuff On top and attached to cheek. Heavy pain in left.
Amount of surgery: Different types of eruption, impaction, presence of infection, & bone density can affect the type and amount of surgery necessary for removal of the teeth. The pain can be managed with rest, hygiene care, & pain medication. If pain persists or if there are signs of infection or recurrent swelling, you should see the surgeon who performed the surgery. ...Read more
I got my wisdom teeth out 2 days ago. One side is swollen a bit and sore if I touch the cheek. The side that hurt also has stitches where the tooth wa?
OK: Your symptoms are normal. Do you have a question? ...Read more
I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 6 mnts ago. One side of face now appears swollen and asymmetrical, with low muscle tone. How can I reverse this?
See oral surgeon: There may or may not be a problem. See the dentist who extracted the teeth. If the procedure was not done by an oral surgeon, seek the opinion of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Gland inside my mouth is swollen opened up and has yellow stuff inside it. Its behind wisdom teeth on the side?
Exudate: If your wisdom teeth are present, the likely hood they are either impacted or partially impacted, that means you have infections associated with teeth, (cysts)my advice seek the help of your dds to diagnose your problem ...Read more
I had my wisdom teeth out 6 days ago and still swollen and my right side hurts worse. I can only open my mouth to fit two fingers in. I have lockjaw?
Sounds Pretty Normal: Often because of the original swelling and possibly infection caused by the wisdom teeth coupled with the manipulation that the surgeon did getting them out; swelling and inability to open wide can result. Drink plenty of fluids, take the antibiotics and painkillers your surgeon had prescribed for you. You should be be better in about ten days. If you have fever, more pain or discharge call him ...Read more
All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?
written instructions after extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure with if you start bleeding. ...Read more
There can be complications with any procedure. Must wisdom teeth are removed without complications.
For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
After wisdom teeth removal the socket where the tooth was fills with blood that later coagulate and eventually turn into bone after the gums heal to close it on top.
If that blood clot gets dislodged for any reason like rinsing right after or smoking, the socket gets infected and does not heal.
The condition usually associated with pain and foul odor from the infection. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth: Call the oral surgeon or extracting dentist ASAP about your pain. You may have a dry socket. The extracting dentist can help you. ...Read more
10 days post wisdom teeth removal. No longer in any pain. But one of my sockets feels sensitive to cold drinks. Not a dry socket. What could it be?
How long till I can start eating small particle foods (ie: Rice, Oatmeal, etc) after having bilateral wisdom teeth removal?
Good post extraction: I would follow your doctors written post op instructions which you should have received at the appt to remove your wisdom teeth. Generally we recommend waiting 3-5 days before eating anything that is not very soft. Also remember no smoking and avoid drinking through straws. ...Read more
I have extra toradol from wisdom teeth removal. Back (diagnosed pars defect) is really hurting from activity today, is it okay to take one??
Yes: Toradol is an anti-inflammatory and could potentially help with your back; it is pretty strong and so it is generally not recommended for more than 10 consecutive days. But presumably if you have some left from an earlier prescription you should be fine (as long as it is not out if date). ...Read more
Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted about two weeks ago. The places were he stitched looks red. Sides feel like swollen but aren't.Teeth still sensitive?
Check back: The amount of swelling after wisdom teeth extraction depends on how extensive or complicated the surgery was. Sutures are placed to help with healing and they are removed or are resolved within one week or so. If tenderness or swelling persists please go in for a check back with your surgeon ...Read more
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