I am 27 year old female.
I went to the dentist to remove my 5th wisdom tooth (in the upper right jaw). The local anesthesia which was given before removal of the tooth caused swelling of my cheek like a small golf ball. I was told by the dentist that the injection hit the blood vessel and there could have been some blood leakage under the skin. Immediately after swelling I was told to apply ice pack for about an hour with an interval of 1 min. I took antibiotics for 4-5 days and the swelling is reduced a bit but not completely. I have terrible pain when i touch my cheek on the injection spot. Its been 6 days now. Could you please tell me what needs to be done now? Right now I am in another city and could not go to the same dentist... Please advise what can be done. Thanks..