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I recently had dental work & now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

I recently had dental work &  now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

What treatment?: Not enough information. The invasiveness of the procedure could tell us much more. If surgery it may be normal, if an infection was causative, it takes a while for antibiotics to work. If a filling or crown was placed and is hitting prematurely, it can throw off your bite and cause much discomfort locally and distant. Call your dentist and discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chronic ear aches and headeaches after dental work?

Is it normal to have chronic ear aches and headeaches after dental work?

No it is not "normal: It certainly is possible but it is not normal to have those symptoms. First check with your dentist to rule out that it is related. If not, then it may be totally unrelated and you should check it out with your physician. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
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How will i feel after anesthesia? I'm going to have general anesthesia for my dental work to be done, will i feel like my normal self afterwards?

How will i feel after anesthesia? I'm going to have general anesthesia for my dental work to be done, will i feel like my normal self afterwards?

Groggy: Most anesthetics leave you a little groggy as you initially wake up. This effect only lasts a short time, but your anesthesiologist will ask that you not drive or make life altering decisions in the period after your surgery. Your anesthesiologist will be able to discuss this in detail with you. ...Read more

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How to adjust your bite after dental work?

How to adjust your bite after dental work?

Phone call...: ... To your restorative dentist. Your dentist needs to check the bite to make sure all teeth meet correctly. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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Feeling really sick after anaesthetic for dental work. What did they use?

Feeling really sick after anaesthetic for dental work. What did they use?

Sick after surgery: You did not say exactly how long. Contact the oral surgeon and ask him if this is normal so he can document this on your record for the future. Also write down anesthetic name for your records in case you ever are in the hospital. Make sure you are eating well and don't go on a empty stomach? ...Read more

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Hi, is clindamycin taken before. Dental work necessary to take for 5 days after as well?

Hi, is clindamycin taken before. Dental  work  necessary to take for 5 days after as well?

Procedure & reason?: I can't answer your question without knowing your medical and dental history, the procedure that requires antibiotics, and the reason why antibiotics would be required or suggested in the first place. Every situation is different and therefore so is the protocol or individual preferences of the treating doctor. This would be a decision that your doctor should make. Risks vs benefits? ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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After rinse with salt water, do we need to rinse with water again if dental work?

After rinse with salt water, do we need to rinse with water again if dental work?

Sort of: You could probably get by with out rinsing with plain water but the salty taste can not be pleasant. The salt water rinse will not harm your teeth. ...Read more

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