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Wisdom tooth extraction
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Wisdom tooth extraction

I had my upper right wisdom tooth taken out on Friday. It was a pretty horrible experience, it took the dental studant abouot 45 mins to get it out.
My problem is that my molars around the extraction are realy painful. Its difficult to walk because there is such a throbbing pain every time I take a step or bend over. It hurts my surrounding teeth when I clench my jaw. Is this normal?  Or could this be an infection? I also cant open my jaw very wide without pain.
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You should contact the clinic where you were treated.  They should have an after-hour emergency covering doctor.  If you are truly having difficulty walking then you should go directly to the emergency room.  Disturbances in balance and gross motor following your procedure is not normal and needs to be promptly investigated.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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No I mean every time I take a step there is a throbbing pain in my mouth!! There is nothing wrong with any other part off my body. Is it normal that my teeth surrounding the extraction are painful?
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It is not "normal" for my patients.  However, I am a Board Certified surgeon practicing for over 10 years and not a dental student.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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