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My mouth is hurting after a filling What should I do for pain

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely aspirin, etc.: Probably the best thing for now is simple pain meds, like aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) od advil. If this persists, you might have to go back to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
Fillings adjusted: It sounds like your fillings are high. Take 600 mg of ibuprofen and 1000 mg of ibuprofen. Have your dentist adjust your fillings. It's sometimes di ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends...: After having a filling placed it is not unusual for the tooth to be a bit sensitive. However, if your tooth was causing you pain before, then you may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sore jaw: it is hard to say what is going on without an exam, but your jaw may have been stressed out by being open during the dental procedure. And this can ta ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
33 years experience Dentistry
Muscle irritation : Possible causes are muscle or joint irritation due to injection or opening to extended period of time. If this continues, contact dentist and have ch ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Trauma...: Likely trauma or muscle soreness from having mouth open so long and from injection of the local anesthetic. Apply warm compresses and do slow exercise ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 years experience Dentistry
Muscle spasms: Often times when the mouth is held open for a long time during a procedure the muscles that control the jaw movements go into spasm and hurt very much ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It should not: There are different types of sedation with different properties and levels of consciousness. With most sedation techniques, a local anesthetic is sti ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It should: Without any details, including the condition of the tooth, periodontal issues (your age), if anesthesia was administered in that area, how deep the fi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Injection trauma: The needles we use are extremely sharp and fine, but as they penetrate the tissue they may injure muscles, blood vessels or other tissues. This almost ... Read More
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