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wisdom teeth removal swelling

My girlfriend got her four wisdom teeth removed five days ago.  The process took two hours.  The right side of her face has continued to swell, with this morning being the worst.  Her eye is swollen shut, cheek about to pop, and throat swollen.  She and I are worried her swelling hasn't gone down.  She has been taken her pain meds regularly and started taking amoxycillin yesterday.  What is going on and what else can we do?
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Sounds like she have have an infection from the wisdom teeth.  I would recommend going back to the dentist/surgeon and getting a prescription for a stronger antibiotic and possibly draining any swelling in the area.  Usually the swelling in more intense the first few days and subsides due to the trauma.  With infections, they tend to take a few days to jumpstart and build up so the swelling increases over time.  Thats my suspicion.

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