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What can cause discomfort or dull pain in tooth next to wisdom tooth extraction site? Less than a week after extraction

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Pain in tooth

Give it some time.
Removing a tooth can cause discomfort to adjacent teeth -sometimes they stabilize the instruments used to loosen the tooth. A dry socket may be occurring also which can cause discomfort in the whole area-it generally occurs 2-3 days after the extraction-check with your surgeon i.

In brief: Pain in tooth

Give it some time.
Removing a tooth can cause discomfort to adjacent teeth -sometimes they stabilize the instruments used to loosen the tooth. A dry socket may be occurring also which can cause discomfort in the whole area-it generally occurs 2-3 days after the extraction-check with your surgeon i.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Normal

Minor pain/discomfort is normal less than a week after wisdom tooth extraction.
If pain worsens, or is prolonged, that is not normal. In that case, return to the surgeon for evaluation/treatment.

In brief: Normal

Minor pain/discomfort is normal less than a week after wisdom tooth extraction.
If pain worsens, or is prolonged, that is not normal. In that case, return to the surgeon for evaluation/treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Not unusual

Can be there was slight movement of the 12 yr molar when wisdom tooth removed.
Could also be the healing going on in the bone/gums where the wisdom tooth used to be. If you're concerned call the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction and ask if an examination is in order.

In brief: Not unusual

Can be there was slight movement of the 12 yr molar when wisdom tooth removed.
Could also be the healing going on in the bone/gums where the wisdom tooth used to be. If you're concerned call the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction and ask if an examination is in order.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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