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What causes painful and swollen jaw after tooth extraction?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Monday I had all my teeth removed and this morning under my lower jaw on the left side is badly swollen and very painful to touch and I can barely swallow and it hurts my ear I had ice on it on and off all night in the same area I did get a bruise on Tuesday
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Post extraction symptoms, Refered pain .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX,

Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic .
This is Dr. Priyanka Tiwari answering your query .

Read your query and understand your concern as you have undergone complete extraction and now you have painful and swollen jaw this can be post extraction symptoms . See what happened is after extraction post extraction symptoms are generaly seen which includes pain , swelling , fever , malaise , nausea , earache (refered pain ) . Dont be worried so much shelleymom just relax and follow post extraction instructions .
- Place ice or ice cold water over extraction socket repeatedly.
- Do not spit or gargle .
- Use betadine mouthwash .
- Avoid eating hot and spicy food . Hot water or hot food delay wound healing process .
-Take complete rest.
-Take proper course of Antibiotics like Amoxiclave with metronidazole and analgesic like Zerodol SP or Ketrol DT by consulting with local doctor .

A complete extraction wound healing takes three months but pain go off completely in 3 to 5 days . If symptoms persists aforementioned then there would be chances of broken root stump or dry socket . To rule out this consult oral surgeon for clinical examination, radiograph and get it evaluated .

Hope I have answered your query .
If you have further query I will be happy to help.



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What causes painful and swollen jaw after tooth extraction?

Brief Answer: Post extraction symptoms, Refered pain . Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic . This is Dr. Priyanka Tiwari answering your query . Read your query and understand your concern as you have undergone complete extraction and now you have painful and swollen jaw this can be post extraction symptoms . See what happened is after extraction post extraction symptoms are generaly seen which includes pain , swelling , fever , malaise , nausea , earache (refered pain ) . Dont be worried so much shelleymom just relax and follow post extraction instructions . - Place ice or ice cold water over extraction socket repeatedly. - Do not spit or gargle . - Use betadine mouthwash . - Avoid eating hot and spicy food . Hot water or hot food delay wound healing process . -Take complete rest. -Take proper course of Antibiotics like Amoxiclave with metronidazole and analgesic like Zerodol SP or Ketrol DT by consulting with local doctor . A complete extraction wound healing takes three months but pain go off completely in 3 to 5 days . If symptoms persists aforementioned then there would be chances of broken root stump or dry socket . To rule out this consult oral surgeon for clinical examination, radiograph and get it evaluated . Hope I have answered your query . If you have further query I will be happy to help.