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Jaw pain or problems opening my mouth after wisdom teeth surgery, is normal? And how can I adjust it?

Stretched. You had wisdom teeth removed and your jaw hurts. This is because it was stretched open during surgery. Normally the jaw remains closed. Over time the soreness resolves. Make sure you don't smoke it can dry the sockets. Walk daily. Drink fluids. Be well. Read more...
Its the swelling. After a tooth is extracted the area swells. Bone is living tissue so it does swell and because of that edema [fancy ten dollar doctor word for swelling] it is harder to open the jaw. It will resolve usually four to five days after the procedure. Ice and anti inflammatory agents are the best solution. Read more...

How can I get rid of the bad taste in my mouth after my wisdom teeth surgery? I rinse with salt water after I eat

Food impaction. Food can easily become lodged in the area where the wisdom tooth was removed. If this is associated with increased ache pain, it may be a dry socket infection developing. See your dentist if these symptoms don't get better. Read more...
Bad taste. . Do you have pain? Swelling? Stitches? Keep rinsing with salt water. Did the oral surgeon give you a syringe to irrigate the area with? Sometimes there is an unpleasant taste because of the healing process going on. Sometimes it can be from food debris stick in the hole. See the extracting dentist about this. It is the best way to get an answer. Read more...

Would your dentist remove your molars if your mouth is too small to allow your wisdom teeth to grow?

Probably not... My dentist would most likely have the wisdom teeth extracted, not the molars. Then again, your mouth may be different. Get a second opinion from another local dentist if you have doubts. Read more...
Bad idea. When baby teeth are lost they are replaced by permanent teeth that develop directly under the baby teeth. But 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) form behind the 2nd (12year) molars, not under them. Chances of 3rd molar moving successfully into optimum 2nd molar position less than10%. If you have wisdom tooth problems have them out, not the healthy 2nd molars. Read more...

Pea-sized bump under chin, trouble swallowing, sores in back of mouth near wisdom teeth. Is it cancer? Any other ideas of what it could be?

Canker sores. A canker sore is a painful sore in the mouth. They are usually white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous. This may be what you have. The "bump" under the chin is likely a reactive lymph node- you body's way of reacting to that sore. You can try different home remedies and mouthwash and they should resolve within 1-2 weeks. Otherwise go see an ENT or oral surg. Read more...
Probably not cancer. I would also suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT if it gets worse or is not gone in a couple of weeks. 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...

All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?

Possibilities. Many come to mind. Could be infected tooth/teeth, gum infection, virus, oral bacterial infection, sinus infection, Gerd, etc. Start with your Dentist. If dental/oral cause ruled out,nthen next step is to see your Physician. Pain and swelling should not be ignored. Read more...