Q. What common symptoms can a patient experience after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Answered by
Dr. Priyanga. K
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 09, 2023

Hi doctor,

I extracted my wisdom teeth ten days ago. Initially, experienced minimal pain for the first three days. Since my jaw was aching continuously, I was having difficulty chewing the food as it hurt while moving my jaws. I was also feeling feverish and lightheaded. I had pus discharge in the extracted tooth. I noticed a deep crevice in the lower left side of my jaw that filled with pus, so I visited my dentist, who said it was all healing well and the pain was likely from grinding my teeth during the night. I told her all my symptoms, and I was shocked when the dentist said nothing was wrong. I gargled my mouth with salt water before consulting her in case that might affect anything.

Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It seems that your wisdom tooth was impacted. It happens when you do not have much space for your wisdom tooth to erupt. It happens around six in ten patients. And moreover even in your oral cavity the other three wisdom teeth might have the chances of being impacted. The only solution for your pain is removal of your impacted tooth. After extraction please keep the area clean to avoid dry socket and certain infection. You will be fine soon. Nothing to worry. Have a healthy oral cavity.

I hope this has helped you.

Thank you.

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