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Misalignment after extraction

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Posted by: tech895  (5 years ago)
Hello!

The dentist said my wisdom teeth were impacted so I had them removed. Two days after the extraction, my face on the right side was very swollen. The pain was horrible. After a week, while I was checking on my teeth in front of the mirror, I noticed that my top and bottom teeth are not aligned from left to right. My chewing ability has been affected. Will my teeth realign again when my gums are already fully healed from the extraction? Please advise me on what to do. Thank you so much in advance.
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Dentist
Hello!

The dentist said my wisdom teeth were impacted so I had them removed. Two days after the extraction, my face on the right side was very swollen. The pain was horrible. After a week, while I was checking on my teeth in front of the mirror, I noticed that my top and bottom teeth are not aligned from left to right. My chewing ability has been affected. Will my teeth realign again when my gums are already fully healed from the extraction? Please advise me on what to do. Thank you so much in advance.


It is extremely unlikely that wisdom teeth extractions effected a change in tooth position. More likely jaw muscles are in spasm, causing the position of your lower jaw to shift. This could subside by itself, or need massage and muscle relaxants.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 5 years ago
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