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Wisdom tooth extraction with painful swollen throat?

Hi, I am 29 years old and 72 hours ago had my lower right wisdom tooth removed.  I went in because I was in a lot of pain and I could have sworn I had already had all wisdom teeth removed in 2004.  The dentist took an Xray and immediately removed the tooth.  He said my root was abnormally long and the roots were fused together.  I started my antibiotics (he said I didn't yet have an infection) and Vicodin immediately.  At about 36 hours my throat swelled and made it difficult to breathe and talk (all I can do is drool and spit- yuk).  My dentist is unavailable to see me but, said this is normal.  I still can't swallow with out a lot of pain but the swelling has gone down a bit.  It feels like a huge lump in my throat and I can trace it on my neck to my jaw under where tooth was taken.  The Pharmacist seemed to think I was having an allergic reaction to the antibiotics and/ or pain meds and told me discontinue immediately.  I cannot get a new prescription until my dentist returns in 5 days.  Is this normal and will it go away?  I have barely eaten (tried to drink soup and yogurt) or drank any water since tooth extraction because of the pain.  I have tried hot and cold compresses but confused of which and how long to apply.  Thanks you for any replies!  
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If the swelling is still significant and affecting your airway I would probably go to the hospital.
It sounds like you could have an infection as well as a dry socket.
If you aren't able to see a dentist I would either visit your family doctor or go to the hospital.  Seeing a dentist would be preferable though.

You could try looking up dry socket or previous posts on this forum regarding that.  You might find some information regarding your symptoms and how to treat them there.
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