15 doctors weighed in:

Is it normal for my jaw to be slightly swollen and still have very slightly pain after getting two bottom teeth pulled its been four days ago?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Normal

It's only been 4 days since surgery.
Yes, slight swelling & discomfort at day 4 is normal. If you are even the slightest bit concerned, see your Surgeon for a post-surgical reevaluation.

In brief: Normal

It's only been 4 days since surgery.
Yes, slight swelling & discomfort at day 4 is normal. If you are even the slightest bit concerned, see your Surgeon for a post-surgical reevaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Thank
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The body's response to any trauma is swelling.
You can't heal without it. Excessive swelling after a period of time may signal infection. If you have any questions, consult your surgeon!

In brief: Yes

The body's response to any trauma is swelling.
You can't heal without it. Excessive swelling after a period of time may signal infection. If you have any questions, consult your surgeon!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Thank
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Control swelling is a natural response of your healing proscess.
The area will swell lightly since we have a recruitment (chemotaxis) of all the inflammatory mediators and the cytokine complexes to begin the healing process (vascular genesis, tissue phagocytosis and endocytosis, inflammatory responses, etc). Upon extraction, antibiotics, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory meds should be given.

In brief: Yes

Control swelling is a natural response of your healing proscess.
The area will swell lightly since we have a recruitment (chemotaxis) of all the inflammatory mediators and the cytokine complexes to begin the healing process (vascular genesis, tissue phagocytosis and endocytosis, inflammatory responses, etc). Upon extraction, antibiotics, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory meds should be given.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
Thank
Dr. Jerald Lowry
Dentistry

In brief: That depends

Was it swollen before the extraction? If so then this is probably normal.
Slight pain is also definitely normal. Are you on an antibiotic? If so the swelling should improve. If this condition persists or becomes worse contact the doctor who treated you

In brief: That depends

Was it swollen before the extraction? If so then this is probably normal.
Slight pain is also definitely normal. Are you on an antibiotic? If so the swelling should improve. If this condition persists or becomes worse contact the doctor who treated you
Dr. Jerald Lowry
Dr. Jerald Lowry
Thank
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: Wisdom teeth

Yes this is quite common.

In brief: Wisdom teeth

Yes this is quite common.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
39 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors