Just yesterday the area above my left wisdom tooth began to swell. At first it was a little annoying, but now it is downright painful to the point where I cannot sleep. Though my wisdom teeth have started growing, they have not yet grown past the gum (I am 20 years old). My right side is fine.
Is this a result of my wisdom teeth growing even further? Or is it an infection? I cannot close my mouth without biting into it and I think the blood may have come from me biting down in my sleep. I can't even eat without tearing up. The adjacent molar also aches, and I am scared that if it was an infection that it may be spreading. Any insight would be appreciated! Thank you.
(I have a picture but I can;t find anywhere to post it.)