Is this normal?

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hello

i had my top left wisdom tooth out 4 days ago and the extraction site is severely swollen extremely tender and just all round painful with pain radiating up to my temple and down my jaw. eating anything but soup is off the table. it was a rather brutal extraction lasting 45 mins of wiggling and tugging with the pliers but was numbed up well so no pain until later. it did bleed for a couple of days. i have pictures of the site in the days since but I'm not sure if I can post them.

I'm just looking for some advice as it's almost impossible to get a dentist appointment and the pain is really unbearable im at a loss for what to do.
 
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The first two pictures are from today and the third was yesterday the fourth was the day after the extraction sorry for the bad quality it's difficult to get a picture.
 

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Dr M

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If you still have severe pain after about 3-5 days after the extraction, there is a chance that you might be experiencing a dry socket. If that is the case, you will need to see the dentist to have the socket rinsed out and treated. There is also a chance that it might be normal post operative pain, due to the fact that extraction was complex. It would be best to have the dentist or oral surgeon have a look.
 

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