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Old 01-21-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Wisdom Teeth Removed- tense jaw

I just had my two lower wisdom teeth removed last Friday. My face swelled up quite a bit. It is almost back to normal but has yellow bruises now. My jaw feels tense, or tired. Like I'd been exercising it. Has anyone experienced this? It's not really painful, but more annoying. Could it be from not being able to open my mouth completely and stretch the muscle?

 
Old 01-21-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removed- tense jaw

My jaws ached for several days after having mine out. I figured it was from having my mouth pulled open so wide and all the hardware they had going in and out of there.

 
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:08 PM   #3
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removed- tense jaw

mine felt the same way when i had a wisdom tooth pulled. i was really sore and brusied for a few weeks ( i think i was butchered lol )
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removed- tense jaw

The muscles in my jaw once got "overstretched" when I had a filling in a molar way in the back of my mouth. Could hardly open my mouth and had to resist the urge to yawn and stretch it out. Just need to relax and rest.

When I had my wisdom teeth out I had a "lovely" bruise on the side of my face -- was a HANDPRINT. Guess those darn teeth gave the dentist a bit of trouble and he grabbed my face a little too tight. Pretty funny looking.

 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! The sensation went away, I tried stretching it out from time to time, I found I was clenching my jaw a lot which is what I do when I'm in pain.
About that handprint, that's why I'm glad I was awake! No surprises!

How long did it take you all to fully heal? Did you feel like your teeth were shifting? Were your gums sore?

 
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removed- tense jaw

I WAS awake. Numbed to the gills. Just remember the dentist had trouble getting one of them out and I almost swore he put his knee on my chest to pull that sucker out.

I think it took about a month before I felt up to par. At least a good week before I felt like chewing normal food and even then it was rather tender and slow going.

 
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