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Injection At Dentist
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?
Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?
Bruxism at night. Go through a custom (hard) dentist-made lower jaw guard every year. Treatment options?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: You had an injection, your going to be sore. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal tongue started tingling no visual went to acupuncture, chiro. Dentist- get guard possible grinding. Endodotist ok. Oral tooth surg?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer