why cant i open my mouth all the way?!

Question: Why cant i open my mouth all the way?
last Wednesday i got my wisdom teeth out and i still cant open my mouth all the way. I can only open it two fingers high and it starts to hurt after i try to open it as much as i can. I still have problems eating after a while of chewing my jaw starts to hurt a lot. what is going on, what can i do to help this?


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This unfortunately is normal and some folk can take a few weeks to fully open their jaw. To help this do some jaw exercises, just try and open and close a few times an hour and each time hopefully it opens a bit further. When removing wisdom teeth you jaw upper and lower jaws are moved in ways they have never been moved before and quite forcefully too by your dentist.

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