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Wisdom tooth abscessed, and can't open my jaw! how to treat this?

Wisdom tooth abscessed, and can't open my jaw! how to treat this?

Oral Surgeon: Get to the oral surgeon asap. They can help you with this. Often they can provide medications to relax the jaw prior to the extraction. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Oral surgeon: Consult with the oral surgeon who will be extracting the tooth. There may be enough room for him/her to work. If you are put to sleep for the procedure, the TMJ condition may not be an issue. Treat both problems and feel better soon... ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Get checked again: Although a dislocation may be a possibility especially if it was pulled with effort. I am more concerned about infection and you need to get it checked by your dentist. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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After a wisdom tooth extraction I have a stiff jaw and can't open my mouth?

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 more

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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?

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?

Not ER: Emergency room is no place for a tooth problems and treatment is often ineffective. If you have severe pain not relieved by prescribed pain medications call your dentist/surgeon or Emergency Dental Service near you. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I have this tooth problem and am not sure if it is TMJ or wisdom tooth .My jaw cracks on the right side when i open or yawn but hurts on the left ?

I have this tooth problem and am not sure if it is TMJ or wisdom tooth .My jaw cracks on the right side when i open or yawn but hurts on the left ?

Dentist/Oral Surg: See your Dentist or Oral Surgeon for panoramic x-ray image, examination, diagnosis and tx options. They will be able to help you or refer you to the needed specialist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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