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Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

Tightness yes, minor bruising yes.
If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok.

In brief: Yes, but

Tightness yes, minor bruising yes.
If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very common

Difficulty opening the mouth, jaw tightness and bruising are common after-effects of wisdom teeth surgery.
It will change multiple colours with time, but should resolve in 10-14 days.

In brief: Very common

Difficulty opening the mouth, jaw tightness and bruising are common after-effects of wisdom teeth surgery.
It will change multiple colours with time, but should resolve in 10-14 days.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be

Bruising of the facial tissues and tightness of the jaws can be a common finding following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
The degree of bruising and jaw tightness may be dependent upon your complexion, any medications you are taking that can prolong bleeding, the position of your impacted teeth, and the surgical technique as well as experience of your dentist or surgeon.

In brief: It can be

Bruising of the facial tissues and tightness of the jaws can be a common finding following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
The degree of bruising and jaw tightness may be dependent upon your complexion, any medications you are taking that can prolong bleeding, the position of your impacted teeth, and the surgical technique as well as experience of your dentist or surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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