So get this...most of the reason why I panicked and thought something was wrong with my healing process is because my oral surgeon is an idiot. He sent me home with this information sheet on what to expect after the surgery. It said I should feel much better by the second day. Well...I felt worse, and progressively worse...it didn't mention anything about it affecting your ears, your sinuses, no mention of nausea.
So I ask him why his sheet says all this stuff - I mean, it made it sound like a piece of cake! He said that the sheet is the general sheet put out by the American Dental Assoc, and not very realistic. He planned on updating it, but just didn't find the time.
&^%$#@#^&^&*! the sheet also didn't mention anything about the "holes" in my jaw!
I hear ya, believe me! Many people I knew were talking about how they were out ice skating, dancing, working, etc 2 days later. I could barely see straight! This is day 11 for me, and I am still working through the pain. I had dry socket, which was really painful. Hopefully, I will have the packing taken out for the last time tomorrow. Take care, and may our sockets heal quickly.
Geesh! Sounds like you guys have had a rought time with your wisdom teeth removals! I had all 4 of mine cut out at once--thankfully I didn't not get a dry socket! I am very thankful for that (i've heard they're very painful). About 2 days later I was crunching on those hard Snyder flavored pretzels. So mine wasn't too bad... and yes the holes do heal up, and you'll never even know that they were there! Good luck!