EXTREEM Jaw pain
(Drexel Hill, PA, USA)
On Nov 13 2009 I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed, i believe it took about 45 min for the surgery. Immediatly after i had numbness in my lip and tongue that lasted for an hour and went away, not much bleeding or pain for the first 2 days. Then on the 3rd day the pain started to get worse and by the fourth day i couldnt open my mouth more than 8mm. I have been back to the surgeon 3 times and he says its trismus and should be getting better, but its not. I have soreness in my throat, it hurts to stick my tongue out far, it hurts horribly to try to open my mouth any farther than the 8mm, i get blinding headaches and wake up at least once a night from the pain. I can feel the pain from the back of the roof of my mouth to the corner of the jaw joint into my ear and temple and even the back of my head slightly. I was on penacillin at first and finished that and have recently began taking clyndamycin hcl 150mg with no improvement. On my last visit i was told to try some streching excersizes and heat to the area. I CANT DO THE STRECHING to do so is excruciating to the point of bringing tears to my eyes. Does this sound like trismus, tmj, something torn, broken or dislocated? Im just looking for some more answers than my oral sergeon is giving me.