Re: Jaw pain after extraction
Not sure what is causing the pain but be careful. Was this a bottom tooth? Wisdom? I had a bottom wisdom tooth extracted and had jaw pain. Because of the pain I would barely open my jaw and it ended up getting stuck that way. The dentist said that the only thing he could do is either send me to the hospital and they would have to break my jaw, or I could try tongue depressors. Yes, you read right..tongue depressors. So I had to stack the TD's between my teeth to work my jaw open. First day started out only able to put two between my teeth, then worked my way up every day. To this day I have jaw problems (TMJ) and my mouth sure doesnt open as wide as it use to. Just be sure you exercise your jaw plenty. If its starting to tighten up that could be causing your pain.