I had my tooth # 17 extracted this Tuesday and now, four days later, I still have pain that requires me to take Ibuprofen every 4-6 hours. I wake up with pain around the same time in the morning and I need a painkiller. I do rinses with salty water 4-5 times a day. The tooth extraction itself was rather rough - they had to cut the gum as the outside tooth was half broken.They performed a couple of stitches. The only good news is that the swelling is now gone - but it is still sore and very painful. I went to the dentist the other day (on Thursday and she said it was healing normally). I had then swelling - she said to go back again if the swelling/pain persists. Is it normal to still feel pain and could there be something wrong ?