For the past few days, the gums and cheek around my bottom wisdom tooth have been swollen. Its seems to be getting worse each day. It hurts worse in the mornings or before bed. Even normal things such as eating, yawning, coughing, closing my mouth or even sucking through a straw hurts. Recently, I have noticed a slight split and raw section in the very back of my mouth were all the swelling is. The area seems very hard right where it is swollen, and searing pain shoots down into my jaw when touched. The outside of my mouth, right under my jaw seems swollen and hurts when touched as well. Ive tried taking antibiotics, brushing my teeth more, and gargling salt water but nothing seems to help.