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Can wisdom tooth extraction result in constant pain, swelling, and discomfort?


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Published At April 17, 2023
Reviewed AtMay 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had wisdom teeth on left side removed on last week. Since then I had constant pain, very noticeable swelling and discomfort. Recently I have noticed that I cannot open my mouth fully, and also I had a bitter liquid spread in my mouth, which I still feel. I have been taking tablet Acetaminophen and Naproxen prescribed by my dentist. I thought this was all normal symptoms but realize it has been more than two days past the procedure, and perhaps these would indicate an infection. How dangerous is this and what should I be doing? Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query,

What you are currently going through is a condition known as post extraction socket, which if not treated in a timely manner can result in joint problems in addition to restricted mouth opening also known as trismus and joint issues apart from dry socket. It is important that you follow a set of measures what I will be giving you apart from antibiotic and painkiller therapy which I will be specifically prescribing for you now. Also, I want to know what you mean by first round of wisdom tooth removal? Is the wisdom tooth fully extracted along with the root?

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop


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