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What causes jaw pain with swollen face after tooth extraction?

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Answered by

Dr. Beryl F

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At January 28, 2020
Reviewed AtMarch 23, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had my tooth out a few days back because of pain that has been going on since I have had an absess for over a year and not been treated, my face is swollen on the one side and my jaw is very painful I have lost so much weight since my tooth has been removed and I am in so much pain. I did not have an X-ray before having my tooth out to see if I still had my absess. What should I do?

Answered by Dr. Beryl F


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Pain after an extraction is quite normal for the next 3 to 5 days. However, the intensity of pain comes down each day. Please take the prescribed medicines without skipping and follow the instructions given by your dentist. If the pain is unbearable even after taking painkillers and it is not fading out each day, please visit your dentist and get checked for healing. Sometimes left out root portions, disturbed clots could also cause delayed healing and intense pain. And you should talk to your dentist and get the dosage increased if the pain management is not adequate with the prescribed pain killers. Abscess below the tooth drains immediately followed an extraction of the involved tooth. So this could probably not be from the abscess.

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

Dr. Beryl F
Dr. Beryl F


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