Wisdom teeth removal jaw opening

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I had my wisdom teeth out a week ago and I still can't open my jaw more than a finger and a half. It doesn't hurt to chew, but there's an uncomfortable sensation in upper jaw/left ear, like there's pressure when I chew. Is this normal after having wisdom teeth removed? Will it go away? How long? What can I do to help? I'm going for my post-op checkup tomorrow but I'm pretty worried. Thanks.
HI, The wisdom teeth are situated deep in the jaw and hence their removal can lead to a lot of inflammation and indurations. It can cause pain and swelling, and associated headache and jaw pain. Locked jaw occurs because of involvement of the TMJ joint in the jaw. This however corrects spontaneously and forceful opening of the mouth should be avoided. Consult your Doctor. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
Any help here is appreciated. I had my 2 lower Wisdom Teeth removed 30 August. Jaw has been swollen since but is slowly going down. The main problem is I can only open my jaw about 3/4 of an Inch. I have been taking Clindamycin for about a week now and I'm unsure if it's doing any good, I've also been doing the Warm Washrag on the jaw. Is this Normal, how much longer and any other suggestions is greatly appreciated.
A week has gone by from all four impacted wisdom teeth were surgically removed. My jaw on the right side feels like it is locked. I can only open my jaw 1 inch. When I try to open it farther I get excruciating pain and it won't open. Left side is fine. I was very swollen the first three days after surgery. What should I do?
Try and stay positive as you could still recover - I read a post from someone on another forum recently that got feeling back after a couple of years. I had two lower wisdom teeth out mid February and was left with a numb toungue, jaw, lip and chin.
I'm not sure what my topic is .... I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled a week ago. The dentist who pulled them had me awake with local pain killers. The right two were the hardest to get out and they spent an hour extracting them. I knew when they were doing it that they were pulling fairly hard on my jaw and possibly unhinging it as I go to a chiropractor often to get my jaw aligned.
I had all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth removed Wednesday, it is now Saturday, and my pain seems to be getting worse (at extraction sites and my lower anterior teeth are hurting as well) my bottom right lip and chin are still numb and I'm starting to notice a funny taste in my mouth. I can also barely open my mouth. Is this normal? Should I go back to the dentist?
what ever happened with your jaw alignment problem?? because 2 months after my bottom wisdom tooth removals my jaw looks very uneven and still i have pain and numbness around the area of the removal. i have yet to get an x ray of my jaw but had x rays of the area where the removal took place. im just confused and dont know what to do.
I have 2 wisdom top wisdom teeth (none on bottom). One wisdom tooth is partly out, and one has just started. Neither are currently causing me any problems (confirmed by my dentist). The dentist said as I have no bottom wisdom teeth to stop the top wisdom teeth from growing, they will not stop growing ever- causing eventual jaw mis-allignment. I have serious problems with my TMJ joints, have limited mouth opening, and also have extreme difficulties with any sort of dental work.
I have a very difficult time opening my mouth wide, without pain in the back left of my mouth, somewhere in the middle between my upper and lower wisdom teeth. Massive migraines / headaches due to the clenching/grinding of my teeth Now, this is just what I can see, so I know the problems will be much worst than what I can explain, especially under an x-ray. So I am 28, and living paycheck to paycheck, not a great life, but I have a roof.
This may be of importance, but my wisdom teeth are starting to tear through. I was told that the jaw pain and some ear pain may be related, but not all the symptoms, like the swishing noise and the stuffy nose.(also unilateral) If you can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
I have delayed this because my dentist said the the way my wisdom teeth are situated removal could cause some permanent nerve damage to my lower jaw area. I am going to my pcp on Monday again because I am disturbed about this constant pain and tremors. I was going to ask him about getting a ct scan. I had a normal dental appt on Monday but they did not do xrays just cleaning.
I had what was expected to be a routine removal of two wisdom teeth (#1 and #32) on Saturday, February 20th. Although I had a severe headache and some nausea all day, I felt fairly well the following day and was already back to (cautiously) eating solid foods as I regularly would.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
ouch I’m in so much pain I can’t talk, my throat is sore from the breathing tube, my eyes and face are swollen, my jaw and teeth felt like I got wisdom teeth pulled, all I can do is groan. For the next 16 hours or so I got no sleep, way too much pain, I was taking 2 Tylenol 3’s, every 3 - 4 hours, they didn’t do much more then numb the pain a small amount. For some reason I was peeing a lot, every 30 min or so, but I was also drinking a lot of water as I didn’t want to be dehydrated.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is possible you will never gain feeling. I had a "average" removal of my wisdom teeth (impacted).. I stayed awake through the procedure( not a great idea) Next month it will be a year since I have have had any feeling in the right side of my tongue, and severe nerve damage over my entire bottom gums and my right upper face... nerves are weird...My days are a constant battle of pain and burning sensations...
(My surgeon was supportive and helpful in our discussions on this matter). Recently, I had my wisdom teeth removed, and told the surgeon up front that I am allergic to internal dissolving sutures. He used them anyway. The next evening, my face felt hot and when I looked in the mirror, I looked as if I were sunburned, even though I had not been out in the sun. During the night, I awakened with the itching and hives, and in the morning my lips were starting to swell.
I had upper and lower jaw surgery 3 years ago and my health has never been the same. I was given 4 plates and screws in the mandible and maxilla and got the same story about the bioavailability of titanium, but I question it. I have done some moderate research over the last few months and I found one excellent study about a very small percentage of patients having significant health systems since receiving Ti implants.
Have you ever considered your wisdom teeth being the problem???
then again it could have somthing to do with the wisdom teeth as my mouth feels out of alignment for the first time im my life...this could have an effect on the equilibrium of the whole facial area...anyway, im glad to hear that non of you have died from this rediculus problem...but i really believe that most if not all of you are anxious and nervous more than the mean...it also seems a little OCDish if you dont mind me saying...
I will be doing ok for a few days (small amount of clicking and no pains) then I will have days where I have the clicking, occipital headache on the affected side, pain deep in the neck where the clicking is (in the triangle of the neck region at the level of Adams apple and below jaw), twinges of pain to my ear, jaw, and sometimes teeth. This is all on the same side that is clicking, the right side. I have had no trauma to the neck, no tonsils removed or surgeries.
Two months ago, I began experiencing severe pain on all four of my top back teeth, and my jaw. I went to a new dentist and they did a panaromic xray, he found a large mass in my left sinus, directly above those 4 teeth and refused to do any procedure until we knew what this unexplained mass was. I went to an ENT and had a CT done. The pain subsided a little. My ENT was very sure that this was NOT a polyp or an abcess. He said it was a bony mass of some sort and sent me for the CT.
as my Doctor called it, try having 4! BTW, these did not show up until I had my 4 severely impacted wisdom teeth removed, but the pouches are not anywhere NEAR where the teeth were. Oddness. Tip: Peanut Butter on Wonderbread will pack those suckers so tight they are painful!
I get prssr back if sore throat because that 1 ET in throat has 'delayed opening' do to the jerks that waited & dismissed. A Coronal is (stomache dwn w/ nose going in) & not skull sinus CT w/ nose up & on back. It's so valuable. I had 3 over 3 yrs & ea showed cyst enlarging. I had copies & that was my leverage. They can also order an ABR test to see if a delay in brain telling ear to work right. Do a print & hi-lite key things & ask ENT nicely to humor him.
she told me to go see a dentist to rule that out so i did and i have a calcium buildup on my teeth on that side on the outside of my teeth and a wisdom tooth still in the root but teh dentist said she couldnt see an infection. So i had an xray done, and you can see the node on it and it has white dots in there. The other side was clear . IM SO freaked out now. Th e dentist said it was calcified but she hadnt seen anything like that before.So im going back to my doc with the xray pic.
So I have had all the blood tests and MRIs..everything checked out fine. Had two spinal taps where my opening pressure was 40cc and 28cc..also a flo study of my spinal fluid. The doc diagnosed me with a pseudotumor but have had second/third opinions that say I have a brain virus..It has made me into a person I don't even know...I sometimes feel better at night and first thing in the morning....also have severe anxiety over this..Have thought about going to Mayo..
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