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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Richard Pollard
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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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Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Can your face hurt after dental work?

Can your face hurt after dental work?

Yes: Yes pain can occur after dental treatment. Speak to your dentist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Dr. Thomas Davis
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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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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
3 years in practice
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Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Depends: Depends on what dental work was performed. Root canal treatment and extractions usually have some swelling post treatment. Call the dentist and describe your situation to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Could you explain why do my teeth hurt so bad after getting dental work?

Could you explain why do my teeth hurt so bad after getting dental work?

Need more info: What type of dental work did you have and was decay close to nerve before starting? Describe your tooth pain in detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Jay Kansal
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How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

Depends: There are about 10-15 different anesthetics that dentists can use based on a number of factors. The all have different duration's of action. It is also different with different people based on metabolism. The most common anesthetic used- Lidocaine typically takes around 1-2 hours to wear off for your teeth and around 4 hours to wear off for your gums/lips. ...Read more

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