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Wisdom tooth removal and soreness

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Posted by: 4Everinlove  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone,

I had my wisdom tooth on the bottom left hand side removed six days ago. The swelling had gone down but I am still having pain in my mouth now. The pain is on the bottom second molar on the left side. Is this related to the wisdom tooth removal? I was wondering if the tooth was traumatized during the extraction of the wisdom tooth beside it. My gum on the extraction site is healing fast. I don’t feel any pain in there. So does anyone have any idea what could be causing the pain? I would be thankful for any input.
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Hello everyone,

I had my wisdom tooth on the bottom left hand side removed six days ago. The swelling had gone down but I am still having pain in my mouth now. The pain is on the bottom second molar on the left side. Is this related to the wisdom tooth removal? I was wondering if the tooth was traumatized during the extraction of the wisdom tooth beside it. My gum on the extraction site is healing fast. I don’t feel any pain in there. So does anyone have any idea what could be causing the pain? I would be thankful for any input.


If it is not a dry socket, it could be:

Trauma to the tooth next to it.
Spasm of the jaw muscles after the injection.
Post-op infection.

Return to the treating dentist and have him take a look at it.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)

I had my wisdom tooth on the bottom left hand side removed six days ago. The swelling had gone down but I am still having pain in my mouth now. The pain is on the bottom second molar on the left side. Is this related to the wisdom tooth removal? I was wondering if the tooth was traumatized during the extraction of the wisdom tooth beside it. My gum on the extraction site is healing fast. I don’t feel any pain in there. So does anyone have any idea what could be causing the pain? I would be thankful for any input.


Yep, it could pretty much be what you think it is. Damage to adjacent teeth is a potential complication to surgical extractions. All that work on your wisdom tooth could have probably stressed the socket and your second molar. I'd say wait this one out for a couple more days and if it doesn't feel any better, call your surgeon.

Good luck!
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