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my jaw hurts after cavity filling when i open and close my mouth it's been like 6 days since ?

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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 take some time to heal. But since there are also other things that can do this, the best thing to do at this time is to call your dentist out this. In the meantime eat a soft diet.. Ibuprophen can help with the pain in the short term.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management.
Answered on May 18, 2016
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See dentist: and have it checked.
Answered on Nov 15, 2014
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Trismus/Occlusion: Can be either to the bite being off causing TMJ problem or muscle spasm as a result of the needle delivering the local anesthetic.
Answered on Jan 23, 2016

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