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Is this trismus? After wisdom teeth removal?

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MountainMama

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My daughter had all four impacted wisdom teeth removed Monday. It went really well and she has done great. She was really swollen, even with prednisone, ice packs and ibuprofen. She is completely off any pain meds now, says it is just mildly sore, but she still can’t open her mouth very much. She said it feels very tight and it just stops when she tries to open it. She has stitches and she didn’t say anything earlier because she said she thought it was the stitches pulling. The swelling is going down.

I read it is normal for up to two weeks. Is this true? Should I be calling her surgeon Monday or not?

She said she hasn’t looked at the extraction sites at all because she can’t open her mouth wide enough, but she is brushing her teeth as best she can and has a chlorhexidine rinse they gave her.
 
Sounds pretty normal, keep up with the ice packs, that'll help.
 
Sounds pretty normal, keep up with the ice packs, that'll help.
Thank you! She is really ready to be able to eat differently foods soon!
 
A bit of gentle stretching is a good idea too. You could try waving a tasty morsel under her nose from time to time... :)
 
A bit of gentle stretching is a good idea too. You could try waving a tasty morsel under her nose from time to time... :)
😂 She is super motivated to eat “real” food again. She has been trying to do some stretching. Honestly she is doing great, and I hope the jaw loosens up soon. She is supposed to start rinsing with the syringe today but she can’t open her mouth wide enough to see what she is doing. She had trouble with her TMJ prior to this and has had ear pain due to tight muscles in the past. She got my small jaw and overcrowded teeth, poor thing
 
Keep up the updates. Send her over here and I (full disclosure, my long suffering wife!) will make her a proper Scottish Highland dinner to make up for all the mush :)
Cullen skink, haggis neeps and fatties followed by cranachan. (google time!)
 
Keep up the updates. Send her over here and I (full disclosure, my long suffering wife!) will make her a proper Scottish Highland dinner to make up for all the mush :)
Cullen skink, haggis neeps and fatties followed by cranachan. (google time!)
I just looked those up and they sound delicious! Yum! She ate some very tender pot roast and roasted carrots today and was thrilled. I roasted sweet potatoes yesterday with some Mediterranean seasoning and she managed a few pieces of that as well.
 
Hope she feels better with it soon! I always go for chocolate mousse when I need soft food
but not too healthy :) of course try to get in more healthy stuff too.
 
Hope she feels better with it soon! I always go for chocolate mousse when I need soft food
but not too healthy :) of course try to get in more healthy stuff too.
She had a lot of unhealthy foods last week! 😂 Chocolate ice cream, rice pudding, flan, and jello. She’s also lactose-intolerant so finding dairy free versions of some of those things are difficult! I had to make the rice pudding and flan. I didn’t worry about her dietary health last week at all…I was just happy when she ate!
 
We should start a DFC menus area :)
 
There really should be :)
 
I think one of the weirdest things I used to eat alot after dental surgery was egg fou young
gravy,, it was nice and thick and I considered it a protein lol it was filling but soft and easy... 😁😄
 
Oh, and for anyone looking for soft foods ideas, this page has some inspiration:


(no recipes though, but these could always be added...)
 
Cool, we could just add some recipes to the ideas list for starters?
 
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