Not sure where this should go, but..
Last Monday I had a top molar removed (the filling had come out and the tooth had crumbled, not able to save it).. It was a difficult extraction as the root was aparently quite long and stubborn, dentist had to dissect the tooth to remove it.
Usual pain followed that day, but over the next 24 hours the whole side of my face swelled and was throbbing, I even ended up taking an endone left over from my c/s as it was so sore.
Wednesday I rang the dentist who told me to come in, had a look and said it was healing well, but that there was obviously something wrong (I was swollen and had big red patches all around my face and neck).
So I went to the doctor and he pushed on my sinuses - OUCH. He said that sometimes with deep roots and difficult extractions a bit of sinus bone gets removed with the root and that's probably whats causing my problems.
He put me on antibiotics and gave me panadiene forte, which I've been taking since about lunchtime on wednesday, but theres been no improvement at all.
The bit of my gum where the tooth was removed is fine, it's a bit tender but no worse than expected. But the pressure all over my left cheek and behind my nose (my sinus I suppose..) is insane, and I'm starting to worry. Picking up DS (big 8kg 4month old), makes it feel like someone's pounding my face with a hammer
I would have thought there would be some improvement by now but if anything the pain has increased. Last night I took 2 panadeine forte and an endone and it barely touched it. That's what I was taking post c/s !!
Has anyone experienced this or have any advice? I can go back to the doctor but being a saturday there's only really the 5 minute consults at the drop-in clinic and experience tells me I'd be wasting my time.
I've consulted "dr google" but I can't really find anything suitable.
Thanks in advance