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My mouth is hurting after a filling. What should I do for pain?

My mouth is hurting after a filling. What should I do for pain?

Likely aspirin, etc.: Probably the best thing for now is simple pain meds, like aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) od advil. If this persists, you might have to go back to your dentist and/or see your doctor to make sure it is not something worse. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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It been a week since my fillings and my mouth still hurts. Can't eat any food cause it hurts. Normal..?

It been a week since my fillings and my mouth still hurts. Can't eat any food cause it hurts. Normal..?

No: Not if it's a week and it hurts you that much. It might require a bite adjustment or further treatment. Call and let your own dentist know. He\she will probably want to see you to re-evaluate the tooth and see what needs to be done to get you comfortable. Don't just wait or take pain medication. Call for an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more

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Have just got a filling, mouth is still numb, why does it still hurt the same as before??

Have just got a filling, mouth is still numb, why does it still hurt the same as before??

Depends...: After having a filling placed it is not unusual for the tooth to be a bit sensitive. However, if your tooth was causing you pain before, then you may have needed something different than a filling. Typically a cavity won't cause severe pain unless the nerve is involved. If the post-op discomfort is just sensitivity then give it some time. If you are having spontaneous pain, see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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I got fillings on one side this AM for an hour and now my jaw hurts a LOT and feels like it's stiffening. It hurts to open my mouth..normal?

I got fillings on one side this AM for an hour and now my jaw hurts a LOT and feels like it's stiffening.  It hurts to open my mouth..normal?

Trauma...: Likely trauma or muscle soreness from having mouth open so long and from injection of the local anesthetic. Apply warm compresses and do slow exercises of opening and closing a bit at a time but not sofar as to be painful. Take NSAIDs for pain relief and their antiinflammatory effect. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts after cavity filling when I open and close my mouth it's been like 6 days since ?

My jaw hurts after cavity filling when I open and close my mouth it's been like 6 days since ?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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A few days ago i went to dentist and had a numbing jab to remove a filling.It now hurts to open my mouth wide or poke my tongue out .?

A few days ago i went to dentist and had a numbing jab to remove a filling.It now hurts to open my mouth wide or poke my tongue out .?

Muscle irritation : Possible causes are muscle or joint irritation due to injection or opening to extended period of time. If this continues, contact dentist and have checked out. Most problems like this generally subside with time. ...Read more

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I went to the dentist to have 3 fillings done about a week ago now my whole mouth hurts horribly bad mainly my cheeks and jaw what could be causing it?

I went to the dentist to have 3 fillings done about a week ago now my whole mouth hurts horribly bad mainly my cheeks and jaw what could be causing it?

Muscle spasms: Often times when the mouth is held open for a long time during a procedure the muscles that control the jaw movements go into spasm and hurt very much. Usually time takes care of it but i would recommend advil (ibuprofen) and heat packs to try and get some relief now. ...Read more

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I will be getting sedated in my mouth, does a filling or having these teeth out hurt?

I will be getting sedated in my mouth, does a filling or having these teeth out hurt?

It should not: There are different types of sedation with different properties and levels of consciousness. With most sedation techniques, a local anesthetic is still administered so your mouth should be numb during the procedure. What you feel and remember during the procedure will depend upon the type of sedation you have, the effectiveness of the local anesthetic, and what type of procedure you are having. ...Read more

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Dentist yesterday AM for filling. Still hurts to open mouth & red/pain at the injection site of the local anesth. Is this normal, & for how long?

Dentist yesterday AM for filling. Still hurts to  open mouth & red/pain at the injection site of the local anesth. Is this normal, & for how long?

Injection trauma: The needles we use are extremely sharp and fine, but as they penetrate the tissue they may injure muscles, blood vessels or other tissues. This almost always quickly subsides (1-3 days) although I cannot give you a definite time frame. You can use warm salt water rinses and OTC pain medication such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more