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California Dental – Pain After Wisdom Tooth Extraction.

11/03/22 8:50 AM

I had two of my wisdom teeth removed three days ago and my jaw still hurts when I try to eat or open it too wide.  I worry that I may be getting dry socket since I was told that hurts for a long time and it been three days now.   

Answer: Pain after wisdom extraction is normal and for some it does take longer to recover then others. From how you are describing your pain  it  seems more like a jaw pain then pain from the extractions. This may be because of having your mouth open for a long period of time when they did the extraction. Sometimes because of that your jaw can hurt for a longer period of time. 

As for it being dry socket. From my understanding dry socket would be very painful, since you are exposing a nerve. So off hand I would say you may not have to worry about it being that. But go see you dentist anyway have him/her confirm what the real issues are  so that they can treat you for it.

Posted on 11/03/22 8:50 AM | by carol | in California Dental Insurance | Comments Off on California Dental – Pain After Wisdom Tooth Extraction.

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