Increased gum swelling 8 days after extraction?

Jun 13, 2019
I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 8 days ago. On the bottom left side there is swollen gum partially covering my second molar that appears to keep getting larger. I visited my OS 2 days ago, and he said it was not infected nor had a dry socket but didn’t explain why it was swollen. I’m not really in pain, but it does feel like I’m “teething” or want to chew something really badly and sometimes I get pain that zaps for a second and goes away.

I attached a picture showing swelling 3 days ago (left) and swelling today (right). Packaging gauze was placed inside 2 days ago and is slightly coming out which you see in the right picture as well.

Are there other reasons it could be swelling still? I have an appointment tomorrow, but I’m scared I won’t get answers again.


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