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.
This can be from the injection or the trauma of the extraction. In both cases I think the extent of your opening will improve to its original amount. I would try to open it further each day even if it hurts. You might have to break some adhesions that are present.
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