My swelling is not going down on one side and it is still painful compared to the other. I may have s. An extremely painful condition that occurs in about 2-3% of people after complicated lower tooth extraction, that’s me, and last from 10-40 effing days. I hope this goes away by tomorrow. If it doesn’t it means a daily visit to the Dr. with a Novocain shot to go with each treatment where they’ll pack some crap into the open wound after they roto it out with jets of water. Fun. I will be so pissed if I get it because it is more common in smokers, women, people over 30, and people who used straws – I am none of which, and I did everything the Dr. said to do.