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Wisdom Tooth Can T Open Jaw
I have tmj, and at the moment i'm suffering with my wisdom tooth but how can it be taken out when i can't open my jaw more than 2cm?
Been week since i got 1 upper left impacted wisdom tooth out. Im experience jaw stiffness n upper jaw can't open wide especially in the morning.Normal?
Tmj: The process of getting your wisdom tooth extracted may -having your mouth wide open for so long--may have irritated your left jaw at the temporomandibular joint. Call the oral surgeon or dentist. If there are no contraindications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds may help relieve your discomfort--or warm compresses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a wisdom tooth pulled 4 days ago. I'm still in pain and my jaw won't stop popping. It opens fully with difficulty and pain. Dislocation?
I have a impacted wisdom tooth and its coming in facing my jaw. My face is swelling from it and i can't open my mouth or it feels like its breaking?
See professional: At 26 there can be complications from an erupting wisdom tooth. You may need antibiotics. Infection and inflammation may cause the muscles in the area to limit opening of the mouth. See a dentist or oral surgeon soon, as infection can cause systemic problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends upon time : Depends upon how long ago you had your tooth extracted. It is normal to have stiffness, swelling and inability to open your mouth 24-48 hours after a wisdom tooth extraction...If it has been longer than two days please contact the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted your tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have an infection after a wisdom tooth removal. I am experiencing pain, puss and drainage, and stiffness in my jaw. Tomorrow is Memorial Day so my doctors office won't be open. Should I go to the emergency room? Or treat it at home? If so how?
Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.
Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got one wisdom tooth removed about 5 days ago, and my jaw still hurts to open on that one side. is this ok? I've been on antibiotics for 2 weeks too
Yes: Often you may have this for a period of time as the mouth is stretched open and manipulated in many situations. The muscles are likely sore and possibly spasm when you open. Limit your opening and stay away from hard chewy foods for a few more days. Take ibuprofen for the inflammation - about 400 mg 4xday with 8-12 oz water for 3-5 days to help speed the muscle recovery. See Surgeon PRN. Good Luck ...Read more
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