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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)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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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Can dental work cause tn?  

Can dental work cause tn?  

Maybe: Tn is due to inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve. Dental work could cause it but more likely than not it simply inflamed the condition which you already had before the dentist performed the work. ...Read more

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When is aesthetic dental work most commonly used?

When is aesthetic dental work most commonly used?

Many applications: Aesthetic dental procedures are used to correct gaps, fractured teeth, discolorations, shape or shade of teeth, or just enhance a person's smile. It can also improve a person's self-confidence greatly. Whitening falls under the category of an aesthetic dental procedure, as well. ...Read more

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I need assistance paying for daughters dental work?

I need assistance paying for daughters dental work?

Financial concerns: The dentist who will be treating your daughter would be in the best position to discuss costs, payment options and possible financial assistance programs in your state and locality. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover dental work?

Will medicaid cover dental work?

Possibly: Each state has its own medicaid program with their own rules and regulations. In many states, children are covered but adults are not. ...Read more

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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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Could I use orajel before dental work?

Could I use orajel before dental work?

Yes but...: Why? If you have a sore it may be better to wait until it has healed. If you hope to ease the discomfort of an injection the topical anesthetic a dentist uses works better. ...Read more

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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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Where to go to get dental work for 6 yrs old boy?

Where to go to get dental work for 6 yrs old boy?

You can: You can bring your child to a general dentist or a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists are trained for 2 or 3 additional years to deal with issues specific to children including growth and development, extensive treatment to primary teeth and dealing with anxiety and stress during treatment.. . ...Read more

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What happens if you wait too long for dental work?

What happens if you wait too long for dental work?

Supervised neglect: dentistry isn't expensive...neglect is. Dental disease, both hard and soft tissue, is usually infectious/inflammatory. The longer you wait, the more oral tissues are destroyed, the harder/more expensive to repair/restore. The longer you wait the greater the spread of infection to other organ systems. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have dental work done while on mescaline?

Is it okay to have dental work done while on mescaline?

Absolutely not: Mescaline is a hallucinatory drug. Dentistry requires informed consent from the patient to the dentist. A patient cannot perform an informed consent to dental treatment while hallucinating or in an altered state of mind. There are numerous other reasons that dentistry should not be performed while the patient is on mescaline. ...Read more

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Will the va pay for dental work to be done for a veteran?

Will the va pay for dental work to be done for a veteran?

Yes to a degree.: Contact your local va to find a va dental center near you. Under some circumstances, you may be given approval to see a private dentist with some reimbursement. ...Read more

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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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Will insurance cover full sedation for dental work on an uncooperative child?

Will insurance cover full sedation for dental work on an uncooperative child?

It depends: Specific insurance coverage depends entirely of your particular insurance plan. You would need to check with your company to find out the answer to your question. ...Read more

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I ned serious dental work. What can I eat /take in order to maintain my weight.?

I ned serious dental work. What can I eat /take in order to maintain my weight.?

Liquid or soft foods: Of course getting your teeth fixed if possible would be a good start, but i'll bet you are aware of that. Getting calories in when teeth are bad is a challenge. Healthy foods that are liquid or soft and have substantial calories are best; yogurt, fruit sauces, bananas, soups, soft breads - you just have to try and see what works for you. Protein shakes like ensure can also help. ...Read more

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How much could dental work could I get done during the first 2 1/2 months of pregancy?

Dental work pregnant: It depends on what you mean by "major". Most noninvasive (ie nonsurgical) procedures (fillings, etc) are done quite well with local anesthetic alone. Done in planned short blocks, much can be accomplished. However, many pregnant patients present with advanced dental disease requiring surgery of some sorts--extractions, etc. Then, the issues should be discussed between obgyn and an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What ingredient should they take out of gum that keeps it from sticking to your dental work?

What ingredient should they take out of gum that keeps it from sticking to your dental work?

Not Ingredient: The non stickyness has to do with the elastic polymer base of the chewing gum. "a non-stick chewing gum base containing from about 2 to 25% of a plasticized proteinaceous material and a combination of gum base materials, absent elastomer solvent and wax, which render a chewing gun composition non-stick with respect to non-porous surfaces, such as denture materials...". ...Read more

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I need dental work done badly and have no insurance and am financially challenged. Suggestions?

I need dental work done badly and have no insurance and am financially challenged. Suggestions?

Contact local dental: Society...There may be a volunteer dental program where some treatment can be done at no costs. I used to volunteer at a clinic when I was a dental student, and extracted teeth under the supervision of a licensed general dentist. The same clinic also does restorative work on other days. People usually line up for these free clinics. ...Read more

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Please tell me what ingredient do they take out of gum that keeps it from sticking to your dental work?

Please tell me what ingredient do they take out of gum that keeps it from sticking to your dental work?

Detailed info: Http://www. Google. Com/patents/wo1995012986a1? cl=en

this will tell you in mind-numbing detail some of the ingredients and how they are altered in no-stick gum. It is a more complex issue than I would have guessed. ...Read more

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I have no income for dental work. Is there any help for me. I live in southern indiana. Thanks lodema?

I have no income for dental work. Is there any help for me. I live in southern indiana. Thanks lodema?

Dental School Clinic: Zebra,
probably the best way to get dental work done with little income is your local or closest dental school. The students have to complete clinical requirements which are very closely checked by the instructors. The work you get done is usually free and of very high standards. ...Read more

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I am thinking of travelling abroad to have some dental work done. I hear that it can be much cheaper. Risks?

Risks abound.: Although there are many well-trained dentists abroad, many are not and you will have no real way of knowing how well they are trained or what materials they might be using. Additionally, if you have dental implant treatment with an implant that is not fda approved it may not be possible for a dentist in the usa to repair or restore it as they won't be able to legally get the parts. ...Read more

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Could dental work cause a fever?

Could dental work cause a fever?

Not likely: Restorative dental work such as fillings, crowns, then not likely. Cleanings and periodontal treatment as well. However, with invasive surgery such as wisdom root removal or more advanced oral surgery, then a post operative infection could occur if antibiotics aren't taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Could I require dental work for cancer?

Could I require dental work for cancer?

Restate the question: This question is difficult to answer withouot a bit more information. Please restate the question. ...Read more

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Preqautions in dental work for hepititis b carrier patient?

Same procedures: Performing dental care on a hepatitis b carrier is no different than doing modern dental procedures on a regular, non-infected person. The standard blood and bodily fluid precautions are adequate. Dental care workers should be sure their hepatitis b immunity is good, from the vaccine or from a past, resolved infection. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between methahemoglobinemia & dental work?

Is there a relationship between methahemoglobinemia & dental work?

Yes but rare: Methemoglobinemia can occur as a side effect to the use of topical anesthetics in dentistry. The numbing gel dentists use contains Benzocaine which can cause this condition. It is more like to happen in small children, especially under 2. For this reason, dentists need to be careful with the administration of topical numbing gels. ...Read more

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How to adjust your bite after dental work?

Bite adjustment: Sometimes its necessary after having dental work done to return to the dentist and have the bite adjusted on the new filling or crown. its like the princess and the pea some feel it some don't some need adjustments some don't ...Read more

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How can I make dental work easier on myself?

How can I make dental work easier on myself?

Many simple things: Have great communication with your dentist and his staff. Make sure you understand what treatment is going to be done and why its being performed.
Discuss your past dental experiences, express your fears or concerns and listen for a specific plan from them on how they will accommodate that
take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) one hour before your appointment.
Sometimes nitrous or oral sedation helps too! ...Read more

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Is it okay to have dental work done with a cold?

Is it okay to have dental work done with a cold?

Yes, but: If you have a completely stuffed nose or are constantly coughing, it could make any dental procedure more difficult and take greater time due to the need to stop to allow you to breathe comfortably or stop coughing (quick movements could prove dangerous with a dental drill in your mouth!). But think of the dentist and personnel, why expose them to your cold germs? ...Read more

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Please advise how to save on expenses in dental work?

Please advise how to save on expenses in dental work?

Dental school: If money is an issue you can seek care at a hospital clinic or a dental school, if one is near. ...Read more