Severe Pain 5 days after Wisdom Teeth Removal
I have been reading some posts on the forum and really need some help, i feel like i am going out of my mind.
I had my 2 lower wisdom teeth out 5 days ago, under GA, and they were partially erupted and facing the back molars, so quite tricky. They were a nightmare as i couldn't properly brush them etc and so had them out.
First couple days were ok, had my prescription drugs and was ok. But then Monday i had severe, excruciating pain in my head like the worst migrane ever. I had to lie down and steady myself. At the same time, i started getting this strange tense pain seemingly from the right extraction site, but only really when i tried to open my mouth or eat or drink. My Jaw has started to kind of cease or something and it is agony to do anything physical with my mouth. It comes on quickly, like a cramp and is really throbbing and the only thing i found that is relieving is a moist heatpack in the microwave held to my face.
So i went back to the dentist yesterday and saw a different dentist to my oral surgeon (i am seeing my surgeon tomorrow)and explained the pain and he didn't say much but packed it with that gum stuff - the clove oil stuff - which helped with the pain from the extraction site a little, but not really, as i think the pain is actually radiating from my jaw - which he didnt even look at or ask about. He said to take ibuprophen. Like i havent already!!!!
So no new prescription for anything stronger, which i should have said something about but didn't for some reason.
He said it could be the start of dry socket and said it could be a bit of bacteria in the hole. But he didnt clean it, he just packed it with the gum.
He told me to salt rinse, which i do. i have dissolved clove oil in water and held it in my mouth (works a bit).
Brushing my teeth hurts and it seems like my tongue is bigger.
I am on antibiotics which i received as part of my post op prescription, so i thought it if was an infection surely that would prevent it??
i opened my jaw and closely looked at my teeth and no matter how still i am, it seems as though my teeth are chattering all the time...you can only see it when you look closely, but i think my jaw is ceasing up.
Can someone help me? i have cried so much and so in pain and considering going to the ER.. thanks