Wisdom teeth and jaw bone removal?
I'm not sure whether you'll be able to go to school the very next day as the pain will be intense the very next day. Generally, swelling from such procedure will peak during 3rd day (it may vary), and the size will reduce drastically during the next few days. By 5th or 6th day, the swelling should be almost unnoticeable. Yes, it'll be more painful than taking just a wisdom tooth out, but not during the procedure. I'm talking about after the procedure as more prominent swelling will be there. You should eat very soft and cold food. Ice creams, cold porridge, cold drinks, all are advisable. You shouldn't touch hot food or drinks or solid food during the first 4-5 days. After the 5th day, it's alright to eat normal food. During the first day post-extraction, you should rest as much as possible (even more than 10 hours because it'll help you alleviate the pain as well as put your body in a relaxed condition). Actually, during day 1, you should not do any heavy activity as it'll increase the risk of rebleeding from the wound. For the following days, same thing. Rest as much as possible. At least get the normal golden sleep interval - 6.5-7.5hours. You can aid the pain by taking your painkillers as prescribed and instructed by your dentist. During day 1 compress the side of your cheek with ice pack (only during day 1 not beyond). If you experience more pain (only applies for lower jaw), put one point pressure on your lower jaw, where your lower jaw meets your neck, on the painful site. Works for some, doesn't work for some other. Just take care of them by avoiding the don'ts and the swelling and pain will go away by itself eventually. Other info - Don't gargle, rinse, spit, or drink from a straw for at least 4-5 days. If you want to remove excessive saliva or flush your mouth, just insert some cold water and nod and let it drool out on its own. DO NOT force it out. You can brush your teeth perhaps during the second or third day, but don't ever brush that extraction site and 1 tooth beside it. 5th day onwards, it'll be safe to brush normally. The whole idea is to preserve the blood clot that forms in the extraction site. A good blood clot will lead to good healing of your wound as well as good bone formation.
Can sore wisdom teeth make your jaw crack?
I get it all the time. Unfortunately I was born with an unusually thick skull which has caused narrowing of the sinuses. There is a small tube that runs from the sinuses to the back of the throat called the eustacian tube. When mine gets infected I usually get a burst eardrum. Sinus problems can cause a lot of toothache type pain. Look out for a slight dulness of sound in the affected ear. However it could also be a nerve has been tweaked by plain old muscle tension in your jaw. I've forgotten the name of the nerve but it has been described as the devils own toothache. Have you been tense lately, is something going on in your life that is stressful. I would suggest a visit to an ENT specialist.
Please Help - TMJ...wisdom teeth?
Looks like you have a dislocated joint, and as you describe its a bit advanced. see, the tempromandibular joint is just like a ball and socket hinge, the ball is held in place in the socket by tendons and muscles, now the ball may get out of the socket due to excessive wear of the socket, openning your mouth to much eg. when yawning or having to much load and strain on the joint due to malaligned teeth and disfunctional occlusion. the best person to properly diagnose you and tell you your treatment options, will be a specialized Maxillofacial Surgeon, some MFS even specialize in TMJ surgery. he will first require some X-Rays and an MRI to know exactly your condition. sorry if I was a bit blunt, but i just wanted you to understand exactly what the problem is, so you could eventually get the correct help you need, I truly wish you all the best and I hope you find the right treatment modality that will best suite you and would eventually get rid of the constant pain, clicking, and headacke by the way, your condition propably (not definetly) has nothing to do with your wisdom teeth.
Jaw Problem after Wisdom teeth extraction?
Many times and especially with the lower wisdom teeth something happens called "dry socket". You see when they extract the wisdom tooth a blood clot is supposed to form at the bottem of the socket. If you had a bad dentist, or if you rinsed your mouth too hard you the blood clot hat normally protects the bottem of the freshly pulled socket is removed, leaving the exposed nerve. This is known as "dry socket". It is VERY painful until the nerve dies off. If your dentist was very bad he may have fractured, or dislocated your jaw. He may also have tore some tendons in your jaw leaving long term damage. Hope that helped, Jer
Can a wisdom tooth cause jaw pain?
For the past month or so, both my upper and lower wisdom teeth on the right side have been pushing through the gum. I've had swollen gums around them frequently and a swollen gland on that side occasionally. The pain around my teeth seems to have subsided but now for the past two days, my jaw on that side is very sore. It hurts to open my mouth wide. I saw my dentist about 2 years ago and he seemed to think they had enough room to grow in at that time. Is it normal to have jaw pain from wisdom teeth? What is best to take for the pain?
How can I get rid of pain after my wisdom teeth were removed?
I'm sorry but I'm going to disagree with the advice concerning analgesics.First off. If you've had all four removed in sitting, you're going to be hurting somewhat. How bad? Well, not so much from the holes in your jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be. No there are a good number of different muscles back there which help open, close, and move your jaw from side to side (and forward and back, too!) Those will have almost certainly suffered some bruising, and since it's almost impossible to keep your jaw still, they will contribute most of your post-op misery.If you've had all four wisdom teeth removed at the same time, your dentist will have sent you home with prescribed medication. This will typically include a an antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory drug, and an analgesic. If you live in the USA your analgesic will likely be a sledgehammer opiate like Vicodin … and good luck in not getting addicted, because it'll do little to lessen your post-operative discomfort.If you've got a sensible dentist, you'll have been prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (paracetamol). These WILL do the trick. They are not supposed to take away all of the “pain”; if they did you would be hammering your sore muscles 24 hours a day and making things worse, not better.In short: it's supposed to be uncomfortable. If you choose to be a wuss and wallow in that and call it unbearable pain the only person you're hurting is you. The strongest pain killers are addictive, and using them will almost certainly extend your recovery (from 2 to 5 days) and therefore extend the time you're using the powerful painkillers and thereby increasing your risk of addiction.Side note. NO SMOKING FOR SEVEN DAYS! There's a bonus here. If you get to 7 days, you've given up. Don't start again.Alcohol? Not if your medication tells you not to (you read the label, I hope!) Otherwise I give you permission to enjoy a small can of beer or a small glass of wine once per day. If think you need more than that you're better off abstaining for the duration.
Do you have tendons in your cheek/jaw?
Everyone has giving some excellent answers. The various sports boots or even polo wraps *will* help support the tendons WHEN USED CORRECTLY. But I have seen so many poorly polo wrapped or ill fitting sports boots that can actually damage the tendons. If used properly, they will also protect the leg from injury from being struck by the opposite leg. I always use some sort of protection on my horse's when I am doing events at speed or with a lot of turns (roping, spinning, barrel racing, etc). But I prefer for my horses to not use them on simply trail rides. That way the tendons/muscles don't weaken by being used to the extra support the boots can offer. good luck and have fun
How can a wisdom teeth extraction cause trismus?
Trismus is mostly caused by trauma and fatigue to muscles and by trauma to the Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ), where your lower jaw meets your upper jaw.Having your mouth open for a long period of time might injur the delicate tissue in the TMJ and cause it to incompletely open like normal.Sometimes opening your mouth wider than you are comfortable with can also lead to the disc and capsule that cover the TMJ to get damaged, also resulting in limited mouth opening as the tissue is injured and unable to function properly.Damage to the muscles can also lead to trismus from opening too wide and for too long, in the case of a difficult and tedious extraction, as the muscles do get fatigued eventually and will need time to recover fully.The muscles might also get damaged by the extraction instruments being used to pull the tooth out, i.e the instrument impinging on thr muscles and causing damage.The injection of a local anesthetic, if improperly done and directed towards a muscle instead of the nerve in the case of lower teeth extraction, can sometimes lead to inflammation of the muscles, and therefore problems with proper mouth opening.Usually the trismus will subside on its own but it is encouraged that you relax as much as you can and not put stress or strain on your jaws. You can also rinse your mouth with warm water to ease the pain and inflammation. Following a soft diet for a brief period can also help you and should be neccessary because a lot of the time patients stop eating all together, ending up with a malnourished body.