Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Yes. Infection from impacted wisdom teeth can cause this. Your dentist may want to put you on antibiotics and/or drain any swelling. Or it is possible they may elect to extract immediately. Get this looked at asap!
Yes. If you are experiencing this you must get to your oral surgeon now. The swelling indicates infection and it will get worse and can travel to your chest. Not something to mess around with . Get going asap. Good luck.

Related Questions

Hi! I got my four wisdom teeth removed four days ago and I was put on some new medications for the pain and swelling. Today I noticed a yellow bruising on my lower jaw and was wondering if this is normal or what could have caused this. Thank you!

Local hematoma. This is normal. The bleeding from the surgery goes with gravity and has settled in the chin area and the yellow hue is normal given it was four days ago. Read more...
Normal. Bruising along the lower jaw and cheek is unfortunately a common postoperative event that can occur following the removal of teeth, and is not isolated to removal of wisdom teeth. For some patients, the simple retraction of the cheek to provide access to the last teeth in the upper and lower jaws is enough to produce bruising. Also, bleeding during surgery can show up later as bruises. Read more...

After having both lower wisdom teeth removed, the right side of my neck, throat, and jaw are so painful I can hardly open my mouth or swallow.

See below. It is common to have post op pain that can include sore muscles and inflammation that takes some time for it to go away. That area is very close to many muscles that perform eating and swolling tasks. The area should heal but will likely take awhile. If you are concerned call your provider and ask for clarification...There is nothing wrong with that. Read more...
Not uncommon. Wisdom tooth extraction often affects many structures in the head and neck, all located in a very small space. Post operative pain can be managed with medication. Soreness can last from a day or two to more than a week. Feel better soon. Read more...
Need to be seen. You can expect to have some degree of pain following the removal of your wisdom teeth. You may also have some limitation in opening your mouth due to the swelling and soreness of the muscles of mastication. Swelling into the neck and difficulty swallowing suggest a possible acute infection and needs immediate attention by your surgeon. Read more...

What to do if I had two of my wisdom teeth pulled (lower jaw). How long until things are back to normal?

Wisdom teeth healing. Generally, you should be feeling back to normal after 1 week with perhaps some limited opening that may linger for longer! the sockets should close over within 6 weeks! Read more...
Depends. This depends on how much surgery you had and whether the teeth were upper or lower. Upper extraction sites heal much quicker than lower extraction sites. The more difficult the extraction the longer the healing process. Typical full healing should be about 4 weeks. Read more...

I have severe sharp pain in my left lower jaw, I am only 21, and have had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 13 years old.?

Hmmm. It would be quite unusual to have wisdom teeth removed at the age of 13. Are you sure they were your wisdom teeth? Regardless, you will need to see a dentist to clinically examine you and along with x-rays determine the cause of you pain. When was your last dental check-up? Read more...
See your dentist. The symptoms you described are associated with dental pain. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Take care. . Read more...
Pain. Causes can be infected tooth, infected gums, fractured tooth, parafunctional habits, neurologic disorder, burn, muscle imbalance, puncture, or so many other problems. Please seek examination by a General Dentist. Read more...

In my before & i-year after dental X-ray after wisdom teeth removal, the angle of lower jaw shifted on that same side. Why? Can it be fixed?

Other factors. There are other factors to be considered when teeth or bite shifts after wisdom teeth extraction, is there any other missing teeth? What are the condition of the existing teeth?, occlusion(bite)status?, etc.. Read more...
I do not understand. Angle of lower jaw shift? X-rays may not be taken at the exact same angulation, therefore, you may see shape differences that are only caused by angulation differences but are not different. If you have questions a dentist needs to thoroughly examine your jaw to see if you have an actual problem. Read more...
Vague. Your description is vague. Do you mean that when you open, your jaw shifts to one side? First i would contact the dentist whom took our the teeth. Then i would see a dentist and/or a tmj/tmd specialist and be evaluated if necessary. Read more...

My Wisdom Teeth seems to cause pain in my jaw, neck and chest. Hospital did EKG?

Playing it safe. Wisdom teeth pain in jaw and neck are with the norm, but chest pain is not! It seems that the hospital you are at is bring thorough as any oral infection can attack your heart, causing catastrophic damage. So once this emergency episode is resolved, get those wisdom teeth extracted! Read more...
What is the Question. If you went to ER for chest pain , they would do EKG to make sure it is not related to Heart. For painful wisdom heath you should ask Dentist or Oral surgeon's advise; it may need removal or if just inflamed- Rx with Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines, Also apply Ice to the Jaw. Orogel for temporary relief. Read more...
See oral surgeon. Since the hospital did an EKG, I am assuming cardiac cause was ruled out. See an oral surgeon to assess wisdom teeth. They may have to be extracted. Read more...
See your PCP. Your physician can help you identify the cause of any chest pain. If you have pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw or arms during physical activity, see your PCP. Read more...

How common is it to have numbness in chin, lower jaw, and lip after wisdom teeth extractions?

Not expected. If you are still numb 4 to 6 hours after the surgery, you need to call your surgeon immediately for evaluation and therapy. Read more...
Possible Risk. One of the troubling risks associated with the removal of wisdom teeth whether erupted or impacted is the potential for altered sensations provided by the inferior alveolar nerve that supplies sensations to the lower jaw. Early removal before the roots are fully developed decreases the risk. Depending on how much time has elapsed since your surgery will help provide the correct answer. Read more...

The jaw point near my ears and lower jaw are hurting! (wisdom teeth are out) my back teeth have become sensitive. Ears hurt too, what could this be?

Several things. It could be tmd involving inflammation of your jaw joint capsule. If it's the upper back teeth that are sore, it could relate to maxillary sinusitis.It could be plaque induced root sensitivity or it could be all 3 and more. You need a comprehensive dental exam to narrow down the possibilities. Read more...
Possible TMJ problem. Your symptoms are compatible with someone who has a TMJ problem. You should have an evaluation by your dentist or a specialist who can determine what is causing your symptoms and either treat you or refer you to someone who can. Read more...
TMJ dysfunction. The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help. Read more...

I had my wisdom teeth out 3 days ago and my lower jaw is sore with pain...Is it okay to apply a heating pad to it to reduce the pain?

Yes. I see no reason why not.May have to take pain medicine as prescribed.May be sore for a week or so.If condition worsened, see your dentist asap. Read more...
Jaw Pain. After only 3 days it's normal to have some pain at the surgical site. I generally recommend ice for the first 3 days, then moist heat beyond that. If your pain persists or worsens, return to see your oral surgeon for an evaluation to see if there's a problem with healing, and follow their instructions. Read more...