I hade my lower wisdom teeth out due to an infection in the gums covering my wisdom teeth. I was given two different kinds of antibiotics before I got my wisdom teeth out. The antibiotics did not clear the infection up and the dentist that removed #17 and #34 stated he removed the gums with the infection on them and I wouldn't have to worry about it. lt has been four weeks and the rotten, bitter taste is back indicating my infection is back, or never really left. I followed all the steps (irrigation, brushing teeth, salt water rinse). I am not sure what to do now because if two sets of different antibiotics didn't help before I don't think they will now and I do not like taking them. My lymph nodes are swollen on my neck and down to my collar bone.