I had all four (three impacted) wisdom teeth removed thirteen days ago. My doctor did not prescribe any antibiotics which I thought was a touch odd since several of my friends have gotten theirs removed over the years and all had been prescribed preventatives.... in any case everything seemed to go normal, I followed all directions and as the days went by I seemed to get better in all ways but one...my right jaw and face still hurts as bad as the day of the surgery and I cannot open my mouth more than about a fingers width.
I went back to my doctor's office three days ago and got a bit worried with what he said, or really what he didn't say. Since I couldn't open my mouth all he did was prescribe me more pain killers and said if my swelling got worse it meant I had an infection and THEN he'd give me antibiotics. I mentioned that my gums on that side feel a bit puffy compared to the other side and he just shrugged and said my face looked fine. I've read online that jaw pain is normal for a time after surgery...but I've tried everything recommended, warm compresses, stretches and whatnot and it just seems to be getting worse....Am I expecting to be better too soon? Or is this unusual? Should I seek another doctor's opinion?
Thanks for your help.