Hi, I am in serious pain and in need of help please.
On Tuesday of last week, I went in to get evaluated for a wisdom tooth extraction I was going to need due to a light infection (inflammation) on my right side, upper and lower. However, I'd not started antibiotics yet, so they said they would do the top one since it was simple and erupted, and that would solve half of my problem. The bottom one they could do next week, since they're only available on Tuesdays. I agreed but as soon as the resident injected the local at one point on my cheek, a bubble formed immediately. I inquired about it, but it was brushed off as normal. This particular area stayed rounded-out and painful to the touch during my recovery, and when I went in yesterday morning for the removal of my bottom wisdom tooth on the same side, it was still painful and I inquired about it.
The doctor came in and diagnosed a hematoma. The doctor and students then deliberated on whether or not to continue with the extraction, and decided to do so.
It was an extremely long extraction and "complicated", as the tooth was deeply impacted horizontally. My cheek was prodded at and held open for an entire hour and a half while the students looked for guidance from the doctor while working on me, till he finally stepped in and removed the tooth. Apart from regular wisdom tooth extraction pain, I am now dealing with extreme pain from the hematoma site and I am very scared as to what the consequences of this might be. Is there any way that this could be dangerous? Will this still heal properly after all of the aggravation to it? Are there any signs or symptoms I should look for that might indicate something dangerous? They claim that they would not have done it if it were not safe, but my body is telling me this is just too much pain (I have a high pain threshold) and I'm extremely scared.
Thank you so much for your help and I anxiously await your response!