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Just ate first solid meal after wisdom tooth removal. The Teeth in my bottom jaw are very painful. Is this normal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours.
Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination.

In brief: Not uncommon

The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours.
Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is normal

In the process of removing a lower wisdom tooth, the gingival tissue is often reflected and bone is cut to expose the tooth.
The trauma of the extraction can cause referred pain down the entire jaw. Small bites, soft foods, pain meds, and a little patience and you should be fine.

In brief: It is normal

In the process of removing a lower wisdom tooth, the gingival tissue is often reflected and bone is cut to expose the tooth.
The trauma of the extraction can cause referred pain down the entire jaw. Small bites, soft foods, pain meds, and a little patience and you should be fine.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: How long after?

Depends on how long ago the surgery was.
If it was less than a week. Normal. If longer than a week, may not be normal. If not sure, call dentist for advice.

In brief: How long after?

Depends on how long ago the surgery was.
If it was less than a week. Normal. If longer than a week, may not be normal. If not sure, call dentist for advice.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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