Dental Health Expert Forum
Trismus after wisdom teeth removal
About This Forum:

Questions in the Dental Health forum are answered by Dr. Jerome Tsang. Topics covered include bridges, cavities, crowns, and x-rays.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Trismus after wisdom teeth removal

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.
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_m_tn
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.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank