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

Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very Well could be
It is very possible to get an infection on one side and not the other. It also could be just that the one side experienced more trauma during the procedure causing more swelling.
If the swelling is quite painful to touch, becomes warm and pain begins to radiate, i would contact your providers office and let them know. Ice packs and anti-inflammatory meds can help. If concerned more call the office.

In brief: Very Well could be
It is very possible to get an infection on one side and not the other. It also could be just that the one side experienced more trauma during the procedure causing more swelling.
If the swelling is quite painful to touch, becomes warm and pain begins to radiate, i would contact your providers office and let them know. Ice packs and anti-inflammatory meds can help. If concerned more call the office.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
The controlling mechansms in the brain give asymmetric innervation to all the body organs.
Inflammation is induced by the brain so this could be the answer. On the other hand, there may be some infection on the swollen side and not the other.

In brief: Probably not
The controlling mechansms in the brain give asymmetric innervation to all the body organs.
Inflammation is induced by the brain so this could be the answer. On the other hand, there may be some infection on the swollen side and not the other.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: No
Swelling can be do to amount of bone removed and one side can be worse.

In brief: No
Swelling can be do to amount of bone removed and one side can be worse.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dr. George Ayoub
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