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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Composite fillings that are deep to the nerve or into the nerve can cause pain or jaw/facial pain. A filling that is too high (high bite), can also c ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Mercury filling?: This could be a toxic reaction to mercury amalgam filling if that is what you got. Or it can be an irritation of the nerve in the tooth. Get back ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Local anesthesia: If it's from an injection of local anesthesia, usually 30 minutes to 4 hours, but it can be longer if your dentist used a longer acting local anesthes ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Myostatic contractur: Myostatic contracture is a reversible shortening of a muscle belly that is painless unless the muscle is forcibly stretched. It occurs when a muscle i ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say...: You may have an infection, or the tooth may be fractured. Cannot tell over the internet... But i bet your local dentist can. Call for an appointment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Call the surgeon: Communicate with the person who removed the teeth as he will know the specifics of the procedure.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal: Rule of thumb, I generally tell the patient the first 24 hrs are the roughest. Did the dentist prescribe antibiotics? pain killer? Headache may be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
RCT needed?: The presence or absence of pain does not necessarily indicate the need for RCT. One can require RCT on a tooth even though an x-ray does not substanti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
38 years experience Dentistry
Stinging pain: Depending on how long ago the tooth was removed... This could be normal. Otherwise, you might be getting infection starting, or the nerve may have bee ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: If the fillings were deep and the pain has not resolved, you may need root canal therapy. have your dentist evaluate.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tooth: May be normal after the extraction. You should discuss it with your surgeon
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tooth Abscess: It won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will trea ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Call dentist: Why not start by speaking with the dentist who performed the work on you.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
See your debtist: The post Endodontic treatment pain varies between patients. If there was a lot of pain, infection, swelling than the tooth may require a longer time ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Nerve or fracture : If a tooth is giving you shooting pain after a filling then it is possible that there is a fracture or involvement of the nerve and you should see you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: As soon as possible. You may have an infection that requires immediate and further treatment.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Evaluation: Pain should be investigated. By day 5 healing should result in gradually diminishing soreness. Please see the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who treated yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Radiating pain: The constant strain on the neck muscles and stress during the dental treatment results in the headache felt at the back of the neck radiating up the s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not unusual: Can be there was slight movement of the 12 yr molar when wisdom tooth removed. Could also be the healing going on in the bone/gums where the wisdom t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
Usually a few days: This may take longer since you had a dry socket which means that you lost the original blood clot that was filling the area where the tooth was remov ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce a ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Oral surgeon: May be a dental abscess- call your oral surgeon for exam and evaluation.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See Dentist: The dentist needs to evaluate several possibilities: 1) the filling may be too high causing you to bite on that area first. = needs adjustment. 2) t ... Read More

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