Upper Teeth Can Not Be Meeting With The Lower Teeth After Tooth Extraction.?

, I want to ask … yesterday I pulled out my molars ,, but after extracting my teeth, my mouth is hard to close because my upper teeth can’t be in contact with my lower teeth … only one tight tooth that is on the back beside the tooth that I pulled … my question .. what is this condition caused ?? Did the other tooth root come up or did my jaw shift ??? And can my teeth return to normal ??? Or do I have to pull the other tooth out so that all of my teeth above can be tight again with the ones below ???

1 Answer:

Hello, good afternoon Hasnah ..


The condition that you are experiencing, ie the teeth cannot be closed one day after the extraction of molars (referred to as dental malocclusion), can be a natural thing to happen. This is due to the inflammatory reaction that still occurs due to tooth extraction so that the gums become swollen and make the upper and lower teeth difficult to close. This condition generally lasts for up to 3-4 days, and as the inflammation subsides, the teeth will generally be able to close again. Apart from swelling of the gums, another possibility that causes teeth to feel difficult to close is due to pressure on the jaw during tooth extraction so that the jaw becomes rigid and difficult to close tightly. In addition, sometimes patients who have undergone molar tooth extractions unconsciously close their mouth / close their jaws in ways / movements that are different from their habits (for example, teeth clenching is too strong) so that the upper and lower teeth feel tight.


Extraction of molars does not cause the extraction of other / adjoining tooth roots. To be able to lift the tooth root of an intact tooth, it must be removed / removed from the top / crown of the tooth (the part that appears on the surface) as a whole, not only the root can be lifted (as you wrote in the question). If what you mean by "shifted jaw" is the shifting of other teeth, then this can indeed occur due to tooth extraction and can also cause dental malocclusion. However, this shift occurs over time (a long time), not happening in just one day as you experience. This shift occurs because of an empty room after tooth extraction.


If your complaint does not improve for more than 3 days, we recommend that you see a dentist right?

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