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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?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Myra Skluth
Dr. Myra Skluth
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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Jaw Stiffness

After removal of wisdom teeth depending on the access to the tooth could impact greatly on your post-op experience.
If your jaw had to be held open for a long period of time the muscles around the entire area could be sore, like a pulled muscle elsewhere in your body that may take several days to a few weeks to completely quiet down. Anti-inflammatories warm compresses will aid.

In brief: Jaw Stiffness

After removal of wisdom teeth depending on the access to the tooth could impact greatly on your post-op experience.
If your jaw had to be held open for a long period of time the muscles around the entire area could be sore, like a pulled muscle elsewhere in your body that may take several days to a few weeks to completely quiet down. Anti-inflammatories warm compresses will aid.
Dr. William Jakavick
Dr. William Jakavick
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