Unbelievable, 27 people read this and no one responds. I don't know if it's an infection or not but from what I've found from doing a search, an infection would also hurt. But yet it also says you would have a bad taste. I too hope it's not an infection. You say you get your stitches out today so the dentist will be able to tell you if anything is going on. Maybe you can post later to let us know, but then, seeing as how nobody repsonded to your initial request, I wouldn't blame you if you didn't
Hope all is well, and you take care.