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?
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.
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?