A member asked:

Bit my cheeks while numbed after fillings. how long would it take to heal? (dentist is on holiday now)

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Cheek trauma ≈ 7days: It is uncommon for infection to occur in such a case. However, keep the good oral hygiene and take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain as needed.

Answered 12/27/2015

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Dr. Justin Nelson answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

2-3 days: 2-3days is ideal, 12 days for complete healing, but in reality it depends on your healing ability and your ability not to play with it (which is hard to do)

Answered 2/23/2016

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Cheek bite: Biting your cheek while you are numb happens frequently and usually heals within a week. Meanwhile avoid hot, spicy, and chewy foods and candy that can irritate this area. OTC pain relief can help if needed.

Answered 11/11/2020

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