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Cant Open My Mouth Wide After Numbing Shot
I cant open my mouth wide enough, 1 finger can only enter my mouth, it started when my lower wisdom tooth hurts and become swollen about 4 months ago?
See doctor/dentist: If it's still swollen, and if you have any swollen glands in your neck, you should see a dentist or family doctor soon to make sure there isn't an ongoing infection or other source of inflammation in your mouth, like TMJ. Oral cancers are fairly rare at your age, but have been on the increase recently, which is one more reason to have your mouth thoroughly checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
My dentist gave me two shots of novacaine into my jaw muscle 3 weeks ago.Right now I can only open my mouth about an inch before the pain starts.Help.
I bite my tongue in the left side 6 hr ago (last night) and now is swollen, hard to swollen and close my mouth. I'm using ice and don' feel comfortabl?
I keep involuntarily sucking my mouth shut at night, tongue sticks to my palate real tight, mornings can't open fully.Tongue hurts+ tremor.What can it b?
Temporary Trismus: Temporary trismus is divided into intraarticular causes and extra-articular causes. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction represents the most common cause. I agree with others that a you should see a dentist to make sure you do not have an abscess which also represents a common cause. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep waking after biting my tongue. I'm in a dreamlike state and quickly snap my jaw closed. The last 2 times really injured tongue. Causes?
Get to a Dr.: You may be having seizures with the tongue biting and dream like state. ...Read more
Hello, severe pain after 2 wisdom teeth removed 5 days later still sever, cant open my mouth hurts a lot to swallow. Dihydrocodeine not working. Temp?
My fingers swell sometimes in the middle of the night. I wake up because my rings get tight. If I open n close my hands for 10 minutes swelling isgone?
I had a full upper extraction under anesthesia and immediate dentures put in. its been five days and my nose still feels numb when I blow or wiggle it?
2 weeks ago, i got wisdom teeth extracted. My right side of my jaw is very tight/locks and i can barely open my mouth with two fingers. Tips to unlock?
See your dentist: The oral surgeon who performed the procedure should be consulted regarding this situation, the joints should be checked, unfortunately this can happen sometimes. Diet modification ( soft diet), hot and or cold compresses, anti inflammatory medication and or muscle relaxant might be necessary. Get well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days ago i went to dentist and had a numbing jab to remove a filling.It now hurts to open my mouth wide or poke my tongue out .?
Dr.. says 8 days i'm clear from dry socket in my top left and bottom..why is my jaw still sore after 8-9 days..I get stiches removed today as well.
Expectations: Your expectations are a bit different from what your body is telling you. Yes, after 8 days you are clear of dry socket, but you did have surgery... tissue was cut, maybe bone too. Teeth were removed. During healing, the opening and closing of your mouth tugs and pulls at the wound, making it sore. At this stage OTC anti-inflammatory meds should do the trick. Feel better soon. ...Read more
On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out.Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?
Need to see it.: A picture = 1000 words (whereas u only get 100 letters), so consider HealthTap Prime or scheduling an appt w/ ur doctor 4 confirmation of the following: scar tissue has only 70% of strength of original skin & less blood flow; I think u r seeing redness & splitting bcuz ur skin is not growing back whole like when u were 3. The soreness is from nerve irritation which is normal but won't go away soon ...Read more
I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?
Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors.(+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivicaine or ropivicaine which has a longer duration. Still, 7 hours is a bit long for any agent. Its possible the trauma has severed some local nerve branches and you will be numb for weeks/months. The local swelling has to recede before assessment. ...Read more
I have trismus after wisdom teeth extractions hurts like the dickens and can only open mouth about 1 inch
Bit lower lip infected 5 days ago. Fever stopped yesterday after 48h of antibio. Gums painful, lip ugly. Teeth hard to clean. Can I use clorhexidine mouthwash? When will my mouth be normal again?
I have a lump in my jaw after a toothache it's also making my lower lip numb. When I open my mouth wide the lump is visable. Going on 2 weeks now. ?
Why does my jaw painfully pop out of place when I open my mouth wider than usual I had 3 fillings on my lower left back teeth about 3-4 weeks ago?
TMD: Also known as tempero mandibular dysfunction is a condition in which a piece of cartilage between your lower jaw and the base of your skull slips out of position when you try to open. Get it evaluated quickly to see of conservative treatment can help it to resolve. A combination of compress application, physical therapy, exercises, and bite splints may be suggested. Don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is inserted on the coronoid process of the lower jaw so any opening will stretch the temporalis muscle that originates on the temporal bone and cause pain if you open to wide. ...Read more
WHY??10days after wisdom teeth surgery,PAIN-2 lumps on jaw each side hurt 2touch,still cant open mouth,hurts 2 put pressure on teeth,numb→lip,chin,etc
Oral Surgeon: I'm surprised that after all this time with all these symptoms and especially the numbness, that you still have not contacted the oral surgeon who treated you. You're wasting precious time asking a panel that cannot see you or examine you to help you... call the surgeon ASAP ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See below: Not really effectively. There are topical anesthetics which work on the skin, but will not deaden the deeper tissues or nerves. ...Read more
A cpl of mths ago my jaw clicked on the r side & it hurt since then ive had dull aches but this morning i cant close my mouth dur to pain. Lips r numb?
Subluxation?: Sounds like you have a problem with your TMJ. It may be a nerve but that would be unusual. by itself. If you cannot close your mouth it may be partially or fully dislocated. Could try https://www.aliem.com/2016/01/ trick-of-the-trade-extra-oral- technique-for-reduction-of- anterior-mandible-dislocation/ if you are keen, if not go to your doctor or ED if this does not help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have tonsillit. Iv never had it before and im in so much pain. Talking painkillers every four hours. Have numbing spray. It hurts to open my mouth.
Tonsillar abscess: When you can't open your mouth with tonsilitis that suggests that the tonsil infection has spread to your body; this can be a very serious condition leading to death. Such patients are rushed to surgery asap to prevent spread to vital organs. ...Read more
Painful sores on roof of mouth, like semifirm blisters Cant really see them. Spread to gum across palate. Also palette slightly numb as if scalded.
Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My face is numb. I cant feel lips or cheeks . im 27 female. My legs are heavy. Have headaches regularly. Felt like my mouth was droopy but was not?
My ear hurts SO bad, been taking soldrin otico for a day. Woke up&my ear hurts and is swollen behind my ear I can't open my mouth 2 much pain&its numb?
Why wouldn't dental anesthesia not work during a root canal i was having a pulpectomy on a hot tooth and none of the shots worked. I felt everything! even after i left none of my mouth was numb. Now I am afraid to have any more dental work. Even though i
Dental nerves: Nerves inside of a tooth come from many different locations. Dental infections sometimes make Lidocaine less effective due to the acidic environment. To make you more comfortable a dentist needs to give Lidocaine or Carbocaine (sometimes works better in an acidic environment). Also the location of the anesthetic may need to be adjusted due to the infection. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had 2 crowns on front teeth done why does it hurt had 2 crowns on front teeth done 3 weeks ago had shots to numb . For the last 3 weeks fell like I have something underneath the tooth, like a small seed and pain where the shots were. Is this normal
Waynesboro, Pain : Waynesboro, pain or discomfort that doesn't get better with time is a good hint to get looked at sooner than later. Try brushing and flossing aggressively. Sometimes you need to get those gums healthy after wearing temps for a while. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iv add a stroke im beta now but my tongue is doin my head in its numb iv bin to all the docs an they say they cant do anything is there a specialis?
2in wide middle of four head to middle top of head is numb always has been that way and don't understand why. It seems to be spreading down my head?
Congenital?: If u mean the numbness has literally been there since birth, it is nothing to worry over. Like an absence of the nerves in that part is scalp (small birth defect). O/w, could be a nerve injury. In absence of pain or spreading, it's of no concern. If spreading, or there is a lump or deformity on the head, see a doctor. ...Read more
Had a deep cleaning on teeth a week ago and my right jaw still hurts where i got the numbing shot. Is this normal?
Had 4 shots to numb before partial crown and next day chin/lip became numb. Root canal followed & 12 days later my lip/chin still numb. Paraesthesia?
Fillings today. my gums & cheeks were numb, the teeth were very painful when she drilled. Total of 11 shots and the meds wore off very fast. Why?
Throbbing pain in my left temple for two weeks. Cant sleep. Left top part of head has a numbing ache to it as well.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Dentist gave me a Novacaine shot two days ago and hit a nerve - now my left lip and chin is completely numb. Is the nerve damage permanent?
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