Shooting pain 3 days after tooth extraction


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I had a bottom molar extracted 3 days ago and the gum seems to be healing normally, however I do now have shooting pain in my cheek,jaw and ear. My jaw does feel as if its bruised could it be from that? I've never had a tooth extracted before so I don't know what's normal or not
 
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Dr M

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Good day

The most common complication with the extraction of a bottom molar, is a dry socket. This usually happens 3-5 days after an extraction and is accompanied with severe pain, and a bad taste or smell in the area. If you don't have this, it is most likely normal surgical pain and will gradually get better.
 

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