Usually, pain and swelling after a tooth extraction get better over the course of a week.
With dry socket, pain begins a few days after surgery and gets significantly worse.
The pain may feel like it covers the whole side of your mouth or face.
Is it normal to have pain 4 days after tooth extraction?
If you develop dry socket, the pain usually begins one to three days after your tooth is removed. Dry socket is the most common complication following tooth extractions, such as the removal of third molars (wisdom teeth). Your dentist or oral surgeon can offer treatments to relieve your pain.
Should I still have pain 3 days after tooth extraction?
It is normal to feel some pain after the anesthesia wears off. For 24 hours after having a tooth pulled, you should also expect some swelling and residual bleeding. However, if either bleeding or pain is still severe more than four hours after your tooth is pulled, you should call your dentist.
How long does jaw hurt after extraction?
Typically, discomfort lessens for 2 or 3 days after the extraction and then suddenly worsens, sometimes accompanied by an earache. Although the condition goes away by itself after 1 to 2 weeks, a dentist can place a dressing soaked with an anesthetic in the socket to eliminate the pain.