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Top wisdom tooth extracted 10 days ago-irritation b/w it and molar. Now irritation gone but dull cheek & jaw pain, and gums/bone tender above extract.

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

It isn't unusual to be sore but return to your dentist to reevaluate the area.
You may need to be on antibiotics

In brief: See your dentist

It isn't unusual to be sore but return to your dentist to reevaluate the area.
You may need to be on antibiotics
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom tooth healing

there will be some irritation during healing but if you are concerned then the best thing to,do is call the extracting dentist about this.
Continue to keep the healing site as clean and free of debris as possible. Rinse with warm salt water or mouthwash as directed at the time of your extraction.

In brief: Wisdom tooth healing

there will be some irritation during healing but if you are concerned then the best thing to,do is call the extracting dentist about this.
Continue to keep the healing site as clean and free of debris as possible. Rinse with warm salt water or mouthwash as directed at the time of your extraction.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healing

Seems like a normal healing process, but if the discomfort continues I would see the dentist/oral surgeon.
Hard to say without being the one who took out your teeth and knowing your complete health history

In brief: Healing

Seems like a normal healing process, but if the discomfort continues I would see the dentist/oral surgeon.
Hard to say without being the one who took out your teeth and knowing your complete health history
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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In brief: Re-evaluation

Without knowing the difficulty of the extraction and how extensive the surgery might have been, your best bet is to be re-evaluated by the surgeon who extracted the tooth.
Do NSAID's help? If so, you're probably still a bit inflamed.

In brief: Re-evaluation

Without knowing the difficulty of the extraction and how extensive the surgery might have been, your best bet is to be re-evaluated by the surgeon who extracted the tooth.
Do NSAID's help? If so, you're probably still a bit inflamed.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: See your dentist

for post-op evaluation.
The a stiff, sore jaw and bone tender, this should wear off within 7 to 10 days. You should report any pain or any other unusual symptoms to your dentist or oral surgeon immediately.

In brief: See your dentist

for post-op evaluation.
The a stiff, sore jaw and bone tender, this should wear off within 7 to 10 days. You should report any pain or any other unusual symptoms to your dentist or oral surgeon immediately.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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