Please help me. I had two lower wisdom teeth extracted on Friday 19th of Nov. Surgery went well under general anesthesia.
Bleeding stopped second day and a severe pain started on third or fourth day. Swelling was really bad especially on the left side which has now gone down.
I still have persistent sharp excruciating pain on the left side, it runs through the jaw and merges into the chin., i can feel a vibration in my temple and its really bad.
I went to hospital for a check up today at Eastman Dental, the dentist said it ‘could’ be an infection, she eliminated possibility of dry socket as she said that would not respond to pain killers, I am taking 2 mandanol 500 g to relieve pain.it gets better for a few hours.
She did not take any xrays and said because i could feel pain when she ‘poked’ at the site it was a good sign.
I have been prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg for five days,
I am still worried as i have to teach in college and i can barely talk longer than five minutes, i have been off work for ten days now so this whole thing is really affecting me pretty badly.
DO you think i could still have a dry socket, and are these pains due to infection? I was given antibiotics at the start for five days, how did infection still develop, i have been keeping the site clean.
Please help, all i need to know if the diagnosis was alright or should I worry, I am due to travel in a few days.