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Swollen mouth only on one side after wisdom teeth removal on both sides. Is there a problem?

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

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

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

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What can I do to make the swollen mouth better after having my wisdom teeth pulled?

What can I do to make the swollen mouth better after having my wisdom teeth pulled?

Homeopathy: Homeopathic hypericum is amazing after tooth extraction to decrease pain and swelling. Ice/cool packs also help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Cheek randomly got swollen weeks after wisdom teeth removal, what can I do?

Cheek randomly got swollen weeks after wisdom teeth removal, what can I do?

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

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Is there a reason why I am still swollen after wisdom teeth removal?

Is there a reason why I am still swollen after wisdom teeth removal?

Very common: The swelling often peak 3 or 4 days after the surgery and should completely subside about 7-10 days after the surgery. If concerned, see your dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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My cheeks are still swollen after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do?

My cheeks are still swollen after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do?

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

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Cheeks are swollen due to wisdom teeth removal. For how much longer will they be swollen for?

Cheeks are swollen due to wisdom teeth removal. For how much longer will they be swollen for?

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

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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?

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

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Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Trismus after wisdom teeth removal. Is that a bad side effect?

Trismus after wisdom teeth removal. Is that a bad side effect?

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

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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?

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?

Normal?: You have had surgery. Healing takes time. If you are concerned enough to send this post, then please call your treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a post-surgical examination to assure that your healing is proceeding at the expected rate. Do it. It will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Gland inside my mouth is swollen opened up and has yellow stuff inside it. Its behind wisdom teeth on the side?

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

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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