Is it okay for my mouth to still be numb & swollen a week after having my wisdom teeth out?

Depends. The amount and duration of your swelling may be influenced by the position and development of the wisdom teeth, your facial structures, the skill and technique of the dentist or surgeon, medications administered and whether or not you followed the postoperative instructions. The numbness and/or altered sensation is usually transient, but in some instances may be longer lasting.
Maybe. That is longer than i would expect. Call your oral surgeon and ask/be seen for follow up.

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See an oral surgeon . or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop.Two weeks and lack of sensation shows that it may require attention and treatment. You should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment, for evaluation. Good luck. . Read more...

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Generally no. But this can happen in some instances. If you are still having significant pain, the swelling is getting worse, you have difficulty opening your mouth or a fever, you should contact your surgeon to be examined. Read more...