Last Thursday, I went to the dentist, originally it was because I was in need of 2 fillings on the bottom teeth (5th one on both sides) and because of pressure building between the teeth (due to overcrowding) it was decided after one of the teeth shattered that it would be better to remove them completely. The one that hadn't shattered was a pretty straight forward pull and was over before I knew what was happening. The other side however took nearly an hour of pulling, tugging and a rather painful process with a chisel (which slipped and hit the tooth next to it) to get it out. After nearly 5 days, the left side is fine, little pain or discomfort and no swelling, however the problem lies with the right side as it is swollen, sore and the gum has been slightly broken away from the remaining teeth. Has anyone else had this and if so, what did they do? It hurts to eat and drink anything and I am on high doses of tramadol and co-codamol just so that I am not crying in pain.