A 38-year-old member asked:
Can anesthesia from the dentist cause my jaw & mouth to be sore afterwards?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes it can. If the pain persists for over 2-3 days, i would call the dentist and inform.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: Not only did you have a needle placed into your jaw to provide local anesthesia. You had your jaw wide open for a prolonged period of time for the procedure to be competed. Nsaids will alleviate the pain, but you should check back with your dentist if the condition persists.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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