Severe pain first day after a normal dental extraction
Severe pain first day after a normal dental extraction :
This morning I got tooth no. 15 extracted because of a fairly large cavity that was not infected. (it was almost small enough to be a filling but was too close to the nerve and only hurt when I put pressure in the cavity(like accidentally biting into something full force on the tooth.) The wisdom tooth is very close behind the spot but not actually coming out yet.
The dentist gave me (dissolvable) stitches in the tooth when he finished and I'm not sure why. Now,about 9 hours later I am still experiencing pain only a little less worse than an abscessed tooth(worst experience of my life.) Naproxen and Vicaden only lessened the pain to a bearable level.
Areas of pain:
Entire left side of my mouth is extremely sore and can't open very far.There is also a throbbing achy pain that seems to be coming from around teeth no. 22 and 10 that have nothing wrong with them.
Behind the extracted tooth and right below it also hurts.
I also noticed right behind the extracted tooth is a milky white/gummy looking color and very swollen as if the wisdom tooth were actually coming through.
I have been doing the 30 minutes of ice on 30 minutes off but it didn't seem to do much but numb my cheek.
I'm also being super careful not to cause any pressure to the site or sinuses since I was warned that they were connected.
I have some ideas of what might be causing the pain. What I want to know is is this normal under these circumstances and what is most likely causing it?
(Eating ice cream and letting it sit on the site for a couple of seconds each bite helped a lot but I'm worried about the sugar.)
Anyone know what's going on?