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Jaw Sore After Fillings
Rare but could occur: You may feel sore due to the needle injected on the palatal side of the extraction site to get the tooth numb. If the extraction is a surgical extraction, inflammation could cause the area to feel sore. With antibiotics and may be anti-inflammatory drug giving pre and post op, you should be fine in 3 days (when you find out if you have dry socket or not). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon time : Depends upon how long ago you had your tooth extracted. It is normal to have stiffness, swelling and inability to open your mouth 24-48 hours after a wisdom tooth extraction...If it has been longer than two days please contact the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted your tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum. ?
Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sore throat: And ear ache. Several possibilities: the filling is high and needs to be adjusted; the decay was very close to the nerve and the tooth may be infected and need a root canal; your TMJ may be sore due to having your mouth open for a long time. All of these can cause pain that feels like an ear ache. The sore throat is probably separate. If it doesn't go away in 2-3 days, check with your physician. ...Read more
Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings - reoccurring pain in top L cuspid,2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?
Teeth sore due to clenching & dentist fixed occlusion. I am still have tooth soreness in one tooth. ?
Occlusal Adjustment: Have your dentist take another look. That one tooth may need further adjustment. The tooth may also have a fracture. Consider making a bruxism guard. ...Read more
Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.
Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore cheek ; gum: Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed. Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wisdom tooth cause shoulder and neck pain, thyroid enlargement if not removed? Jaw hurts, teeth around wisdom tooth hurt, little appetite
Few days only!: While everyone heals differently, pain from wisdom teeth extractions should be subsiding after a week. The primary culprit, in an otherwise healthy person, is a high oral bacteria count. If people don't floss on a daily basis their mouths are chronically infected. And... An open boney socket becomes a cesspool that won't heal. Floss daily and have your oral surgeon treat your any dry sockets! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible, not normal: When elevating a tooth out of its socket, the surgeon will place intense pressure on the jaw which can sometimes lead to post-operative jaw muscle ache and even spasm. This is avoided by adequately and comfortably supporting the patient's jaw when this pressure is applied. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Muscles: Likely still some inflammation in the muscles from the surgery. You can massage them carefully, soak them with mouthful of warm water inside followed by hot compresses outside. Can also take alleve or Ibuprofen to help with inflammation. Call your surgeon and report this and ask for special recommendations. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?
Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.
Oral shot in mouth due to filling it gave me lock jaw right away but only lasted couple min at office will it lock again i can open just sore some?
Should recover : Quickly. Just be careful when you yawn or open your mouth widely to eat something like a large hamburger. Try not to force opening beyond 3 fingerbreadths. When you yawn, place your fist below your chin and push up gently to avoid excessive opening. ...Read more
Had 2 fillings done on the lower right molar. Was given anesthesia. Now numbness is gone but feeling very sore&ache around the jaw area. Normal?
Absolutely: The area was minimally traumatized by the procedure... it is expected to be a little sore for possibly a day. A NSAID OTC med should get you through it. ...Read more
Woke up with jaw soreness, now all top teeth numb, wondering if my filling fell out? Had lower 2nd molar extraction 9 days ago
Jaw pain and filling: Some patients are predisposed to jaw pain after dental appointments. This discomfort is likely from holding the mouth open for a prolonged period of time. The pain may come from the jaw joint (TMJ) or from the jaw muscles you may ask your dentist to periodically allow you to rest your jaw by closing during the course of the dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
4 fillings in June. sensitive teeth, headaches, earaches, sore throat, post nasal drip, and slight chest and head congestion ever since (3 months)?
Tooth and jaw ache after deep filling, however it's not sensitive to hot or cold.. Could this mean i need a root canal?
Deep tooth filling 8 days ago and having slight jaw and ear ache. No pain with eating/pressure some with cold but goes away. Chance of needing a RC?
Possibly: Return to your Dentist for reevaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
TMJ: It means your TMJ disc is out of position. May or may not be a significant problem. Ask your dentist to refer you to a TMJ expert for an opinion. ...Read more
Call a dentist: The sooner you call for an appointment the sooner that tooth can be restored. ...Read more
I got filling put in today my jaw has swollen & hurts. What can l do to get the swelling to come down?
I had a filling done today. It's not my tooth that hurts but my jaw and the pain is down into my neck. What is this and what can I do?
After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?
No: It's more likely from the injection or you accidentally biting yourself while you were numb. ...Read more
Sore gums after fill: This depends on how deep and the location of the filling? It also depends if a rubber dam was used also. Usually, the gums maybe sore if they were abraided during polishing, or if an injection was given that area to gain profound anesthesia. It should be for a short duration and should go away in 2 to 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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