Sensitivity is common after an extraction. Please allow up to two weeks for the symptoms to diminish. If you have any more concerns and if the pain persists, please consult with your dental provider.
Thank you for your question.
Yes, it is possible for surrounding teeth to hurt after an extraction. To understand the reason for this it is helpful to understand how extractions work.
Teeth have long, sometimes curvy, and somtimes multiple roots on different angles. There are a few different techniques for removing teeth; however, the concept is still the same. The root of the tooth sits in a socket and is attached by ligament fibers (this is so they don't fall out on their own). In order to take the tooth out, these ligament fibers need to be separated and the socket the root sits in needs to expand ever so slightly. This process can cause irritation in the jaw or nerve that goes to the other teeth leaving them sore afterward. The discomfort should subside soon afterward though. If not it would be best to go back to the doctor who extracted the teeth for an evaluation. Hope this helps.
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William F. Scott IV, DMD