- Jul 9, 2016
Is it normal to be in excruciating pain 8 days after wisdom tooth surgery? I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday, July 1st. The entire process has been a nightmare. The first two days were as I expected. I was swollen, sore, and could only eat cool, mushy foods. By the third day I started getting sick from the one pain medication (Vicodin), so I had to stop taking it. Otherwise I have taken 600mg Ibuprofen and the antibiotic. I called my surgeon three days after the surgery in excruciating pain and they said it was to be expected. They said it would pass. Five days after surgery the pain had intensified so that my entire mouth was throbbing and it felt like a thousand pins were stabbing my gums where my gums and teeth meet. I demanded an appointment and they found nothing wrong. They switched me to a weaker pain medication (Tramadol), which at times does or does not work. It's now the eighth night since my wisdom teeth were taken out and I'm in a hotel room traveling for work in EXCRUCIATING pain. Whole mouth sore, throbbing, the pins and needles feeling constant. I took the medication at 4 and it seemed to work, then I took it again at 11 and it doesn't seem to be working. Has anyone had this experience? What did you do? The worst part about it all is that I'm a recovering alcoholic, so I NEVER unless it's absolutely 100 percent necessary, take pain medication when it's prescribed. I am flipping out that I'm still relying on this medication even though I'm only taking it twice a day, but it's so unbearable that I have no other choice. Help!!!