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Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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

Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
33 years in practice
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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

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. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Is it normal to have chronic ear aches and headeaches after dental work?

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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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. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
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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?

Depends: General anesthesia can be provided in a number of different ways with different techniques and meds. The type of general anesthesia and meds used, your physical and mental status, dental procedure performed, and any meds taken afterwards all influence how you will feel afterwards. Everyone responds and recovers differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Can your face hurt after dental work?

Dr. Eyal Simchi
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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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. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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How to adjust your bite after dental work?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Feeling really sick after anaesthetic for dental work. What did they use?

Dr. Thomas Davis
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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
4 years in practice
991K people helped
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Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

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

Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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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. Jay Kansal
Board Certified, Dentistry
9 years in practice
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How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

Dr. Jay Kansal
Board Certified, Dentistry
9 years in practice
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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Hi, is clindamycin taken before. Dental work necessary to take for 5 days after as well?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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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