I had oral surgery about a month ago, I had all four wisdom teeth removed and that experience is already traumatizing enough when you have a practice dental assistant and a surgeon who doesn't even know the name of the his tools doing the surgery. Anyway my face started to swell like any other person, but it's been a month and I still see some of the swelling.
I made around 3 dental appointments regarding my swelling, but they keep telling me to wait a week, wait another week. I believe a normal person would have lost his swelling in 2 weeks. The last time I went they told me that it wasn't normal that I still had a bit of swelling and told me to wait 3 weeks, but my swelling has never shown signs of getting better. Will this swelling even go away? Have I been abused?
The surgeon who operated on me wasn't my dentist. My Dentist doesn't extract wisdom teeth so I had to make an appointment some place else. I don't know what I would gain by seeing my regular Dentist.
Oh okay. Well, I would still make an appointment with your regular dentist, it certainly couldn't hurt. They could at least take a look...if you had your wisdom teeth out a month ago and you still have swelling, there is obviously a problem, and you may have an infection. Were you prescribed any antibiotics or anything like that?
I had all 4 taken out at the same time (under general anaesthetic) and my face was swollen for a good month afterwards, it was really uncomfortable. I think the amount of swelling is probably relative to how easy they were to get out. for example all 4 of mine were either partially or fully impacted, and I know that one tooth was hard for them to get out so they had to break it into a couple of pieces to extract it. But if you still have a lot of pain or a bad taste in your mouth then get back to the doctor to check for infection. In the mean time use some ice packs on your face to help the swelling. I would expect the surgeon though to make time to see you and at least check on things if you are concerned.
It was pretty hard for them to extract my wisdom teeth out especially from the side I am still swollen from. Maybe It's because of that I am still swollen (Although I still would like to see some sign of improvement!).
Do you really think that ice packs would work on my face? I thought that heat packs were good for swelling?