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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can anesthesia from the dentist cause my jaw & mouth to be sore afterwards?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes it can. If the pain persists for over 2-3 days, i would call the dentist and inform.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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