i am a female aged 20, and have had very bad luck with my teeth. about a week ago i had a tooth extraction done on my very back molar on my lower right side. the extraction went pretty well, although quite uncomfortable. afterwards, i felt somewhat okay, but about two to three days after i started to feel this uncomfortable pain in my lower jaw bone. the pain is felt in my jaw, my throat, my temple, my neck and my ear. i am having constant headaches. the painkillers do help to ease the pain and discomfort throughout the day, but at night it becomes intolerable and extremely uncomfortable, making sleeping quite the chore. i have been in pain for a few days now, and am worried as to what it may be. ive considered dry socket, but the pain is not in my gums it is in my jaw and in the tooth beside the extraction site. i have been taking antibiotics, and painkillers, but it just doesnt get rid of the pain fully. there are stitches that go from the extraction site all the way up towards my upper jaw, which i dont understand why they are there, or what the dentist did to me. i am due to get my wisdom teeth removed in a short period of time and am considering putting it off until all this pain is gone. ive had a lot of work done on my teeth in the last month, including root canals and even another extraction, all of which went by smoothly and the healing process was quite fast, however, this time around, it is becoming unbarable. i find myself in tears after hours of constant pain. i would love some answers. please help!