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Wisdom tooth extracted, swollen lower lip, chin and teeth, no feeling in area. Reason?

Hi, I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted 7 days ago. It is now the morning of day 8. Everything appears to be healing well except my lower lip, chin and teeth are still very swollen (the swelling increases during the day), and I still have no feeling in this area when I palpate. If I try to move my bottom jaw forward I get a tingly sensation in the area which I know is the nerve firing off, but I'm concerned about the swelling and whether the feelings will come back, and how long it might take.

I'm taking Ibuprophen (400mg twice to three times/day), magnesium, Vitamin B12 as well.

Is there anything else I can do to stop the swelling as by lunchtime my fat lip is even fatter, and by bedtime it is almost unbearable.

I look forward to your advice.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome.

According to history posted here ,everything appears to be normal except the swelling that you have mentioned.For this you must see your dentist once and get it clinically evaluated so that an x ray can be taken.

After examining the healing wound it can be judged if there is any might require a course of antibiotic along with analgesics.

For further doubts please let me know.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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