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Mouth pain at injection site? Should I call dentist?

Mouth pain at injection site? Should I call dentist?

If More than 6 hrs: Presumably, you had injection in mouth for dental procedure. As local anesthetic wears off, it will be painful for few hours. Buy if pain persists after 6-10 hours, and the dentist had told you it shouldn't, call him/here. ...Read more

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Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Sometimes: We would love to be able to always give patients painless injections. Most often the pain is minimal. Depending on the type of injection and where it is given, some hurt more than others. Your dentist should use topical anesthetics to pre-numb the site and careful technique to minimize discomfort. ...Read more

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Can numbing shots at the dentist hurt?

Depends: It depends on the skill of the dentist, the location of the shot, use of topical, type of anesthetic , the apprehension of the patient, the pain threshold of the patient---several factors. You could use nitrous oxide to help. ...Read more

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For filling is local anesthesia at a dentist better?

For filling is local anesthesia at a dentist better?

Local anesthetic: I am confused by the wording of your ? Do you mean to infer that you can get the local somewhere else? Or do you mean does it make the procedure better? Depending on the extent of the procedure it can definitely make it more comfortable. Some procedures can be done without it at no consequence to the patient, sometimes a laser can be used which many times requires no numbing. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Major mouth pain at injection site?

Should subside: Sometimes takes a few days but usually resolves without issue. If persists get back to you dds. ...Read more

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Can you have a beer after receiving dental anesthetic at dentist?

Can you have a beer after receiving dental anesthetic at dentist?

Guidelines are: Strict on this question. Your dental surgeon will have provided you with appropriate wait-times for consuming anything having sedative properties on top of the anesthesia you've already had. If your procedure lasted longer, the wait times will be longer..If your body is compromised vis-a-vis kidney/liver function or chronic disease the wait times will be longer still. Clear up with him/her, please. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Likely two different: things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual nerve route will cause the side of the tongue to go numb immediately. All should resolve with time. ...Read more

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Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?

Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?

Win-win: If it is an easy extraction, it makes more sense to get as much done in that quad as possible (better financially for the practice and less injections and time for the patient). All bets are off for a complicated extraction. ...Read more

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Ear pain after getting two teeth adjusted at the orthodontist?

Ear pain after getting two teeth adjusted at the orthodontist?

TMJ: It is possible that the bite adjustment irritated the tmjs which will often feel like ear pain. ...Read more

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Bruxism at night. Go through a custom (hard) dentist-made lower jaw guard every year. Treatment options?

Bruxism at night. Go through a custom (hard) dentist-made lower jaw guard every year. Treatment options?

Meditation: Sounds like conflict. Consider learning to meditate. Try real happiness by sharon salzberg on amazon. If $ an issue try library. This way has a chance for the most positive impact on your life. ...Read more

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Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle.Fault of dentist?

Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Not really: Pain is actually very subjective, while someone may feel it hurts terribly, someone else may not feel it at all. A big part of it is how 'heavy-handed' or gentle your dentist is, and you can talk to some of his/her patients to get an idea. Ask your dentist to put a bit of topical anesthetic before you get the shot, and it will help you in feeling less of the pinch of the needle. ...Read more

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Can i get TMJ after teeth cleaning at dentist?

Can i get TMJ after teeth cleaning at dentist?

Only if predisposed: You could possibly have TMJ or facial muscle pain (of short duration) after a long dental appointment (from keeping your mouth open a long time). But most dental appointments are shorter, or your mouth isn't open for the entire appointment. Try ice (on top of cloth on skin) or washcloth dipped in warm water, placed against the side with discomfort, repeat for several times to heat soak the area. ...Read more

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Will the injection of anesthetic for teeth hurt?

Will the injection of anesthetic for teeth hurt?

Painless shots : No one gets excited about the thought of a dental injection, in fact, that is one of the main reasons people avoid coming to the dentist. I would be lying if i said all injections are pain-free, but measures can be taken to make injections almost completely painless. I apply a topical anesthetic to injection site, use child size needle, and most importantly administer the anesthetic very slowly. ...Read more

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Root canal tongue started tingling no visual went to acupuncture, chiro. Dentist- get guard possible grinding. Endodotist ok. Oral tooth surg?

Root canal  tongue started tingling  no visual went to  acupuncture, chiro. Dentist- get guard possible grinding.   Endodotist ok.    Oral tooth surg?

Hard to understand: If your tongue tingled during the root canal procedure, than that could have been from the anesthesia. You have too many specialties listed and for that reason hard to answer your question completely. ...Read more

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Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Novacaine itself hasnt been used for many years but many people use the term to describe a dental anesthetic;anesthetics can temporarily swell gum tissue at the injection site until it is all metabolized and absorbed. The solution injected has to go somewhere. If you are referring to a generalized puffiness of all gums surrounding all or most teeth - that may be due to periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read more

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Anyone had fissure sealants at the dentist?

Anyone had fissure sealants at the dentist?

Not enough children: Though dental sealants are effective at preventing tooth decay many children still don't have them! only about 33% of children in the us have dental sealants. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

Depends: It depends on the amount and type of anesthetic, whether it has vasoconstrictor, your physical health and the speed of your metabolism as well as unknown factors. By the way, you do not swell from the injection, you only feel that way because you are "numb". ...Read more