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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?
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 hasnt 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have removed four of my wisdom teeth. A month ago. But now the one side of my is getting swollen again and it pains especially after eating.
Return: Return to the Oral Surgeon that removed your wisdom teeth. Additional treatment or medication may be indicated. ...Read more
28 yr old female, experiencing swollen gum behind lower back molar- left side. Hurts mostly when touched. Never had bottom wisdom teeth, only the 2 top ones came in my early 20s. Could this be a wisdom tooth erupting? Swelling is in that area.
Swelling: In the location you describe swelling can be from over-erupted upper wisdom tooth, impacted lower wisdom tooth, food impaction, gum disease, draining abscess, virus infection, and so many other causes. To determine appropriate treatment the cause has to be determined. That means a trip to your Dentist is required for an examination and possibly x-rays. Please call now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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