I just had surgery yesterday having all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth removed. 3 were partial bony impacted, and 1 was complete bony impacted. My face was swollen today like normal but tonight, the right side of my face on my lower jaw became WAY more swollen than anywhere else.
I'm not sure what would cause the swelling, I only have 2 theories... One is that it would be infected? and the other is that I think the dentist said I would need to get x-rays on my follow up appointment because they may have left a piece of tooth inside one of my tooth sockets. He didn't say which socket, but if it was this one would it be possible that it would make it swell this much?
I'm planning on calling the dental office tomorrow if it hasn't gotten any better or if it's gotten worse.
Also, I don't know if it could be at all related but around the same time as I noticed this swelling, I've been having pain in my throat/upper chest...
Any input right now is appreciated, thanks.