Why After Postoperative Wisdom Teeth Can The Mouth Not Be Closed?

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In the afternoon, I came here after my wisdom tooth surgery went smoothly, but after the surgery I felt that my upper teeth with my lower teeth couldn’t touch each other aka the upper teeth to get better huh? Previously not like this. Incidentally my cheeks and lips are swollen now, what are the possible effects due to the anesthetic huh? Can it return to normal?

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Hello!


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Postoperative wisdom teeth removal, or other operations, injuries occur in the gum area in the oral cavity. Wound healing takes time and requires several phases, namely the inflammatory phase (in this phase the wound can be painful and swollen), the fibroblastic phase and the maturation phase. After the inflammation has subsided, scar tissue will form and wound reunification.


At the time of surgery, anesthetic injection is generally given so that it does not feel painful after surgery. But after the anesthetic is finished, the post-operative wound will feel swollen and painful because the wound has entered the recovery phase of the inflammatory wound. This phase can last several weeks after surgery. It can feel uncomfortable when moving the jaw and the oral cavity feels painful and stifles.


If the swelling becomes heavy, blood and pus come out of the wound, or if an open wound appears in the post-operative area, it is advisable to exercise control over the dentist regarding further examination and management. Avoid consuming or stopping medication by yourself without doctor's instructions, avoid chewing food in the postoperative section, avoid consuming food that is too hard or too hot before the wound closes properly.


Hopefully this information can help you,


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