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Numbness In Lip Chin After Root Canal
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
Impacted vertical Wisdom teeth extraction. 3 weeks later, No dry sockets. numbness in jaw and chin. When can I expect the pain and numbness to subside? Tried of biting my lip and cheek.
Need Evaluation: One of the associated risks with removal of lower wisdom teeth is altered sensation of the areas supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. The sensations can range from tingling, pins and needles to numbness of parts of the lower jaw, chin, and tongue. If you are still experiencing numbness in the jaw and chin, you should return to your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull sensory pain/tingling in left side of face and head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction. had lingual nerve damage. any medication?
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
24 hours after root canal procedure on infected upper molar tooth still feel minor irritation burning top of throat near the 2% lidocaine injection. ?
Tooth: May be normal after the extraction. You should discuss it with your surgeon ...Read more
Dental root canal numbness - what procedure can determine the cause of five teeth being numb four days after an upper first molar that calcified.
Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician ( 24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inferior alveolar nerve injury...Is there a cure/treatment? About 2 weeks ago during full mouth extraction for dentures my oral surgeon injured my inferior alveolar nerve, leaving me with total numbness on the left lower lip, chin, gums, inside cheek. Doe
Cause of nerve pain flossing around a root canaled/temp tooth? Have no infection/fracture. Never had pain prior to the crown/root canal procedures.
Root canal tomorrow on bottom molar, scared of throat being numb, does the lidocaine numb whole mouth or just area around tooth? Or alternatives?
Not the whole mouth: But more than just around tooth, including lip and cheek. The alternative would be general anesthesia but that wears off pretty quickly when surgery done and you would have too much pain. The numbing medicine will last hours afterwards and is better than narcotics ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Seen dentist today, nerve in upper front tooth dead, tooth discoloured and infected. Need root canal. I have pain in both ears. Tooth related??
Jaw pain. Happened after root canal on L molar. Lower jaw tilted to L when mouth is opened. Dentist said do jaw exercise. RIght remedy? Other option?
Normal: The jaw and tooth can be sore following a root canal for several days. The tooth has been traumatized so there is an inflammatory response. Also jaw had to be opened wide and for extended time so muscles and joint strained. Your dentist wants you to care for your strained jaw with exercise, ice and heat, soft diet and controlled opening. Use ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for pain and reduce soreness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?
Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any more - it helps. Seizure medications like gabapentin, carbamezapine and valproic acid help. You may need more than one type of medication and sometimes you find out what works only by trial and error. See a neurologist for treatment. ...Read more
Inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during wisdom tooth extraction. dealt with numbness for 1 month. still have swelling below my jaw. How to treat?
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Had 4 shots to numb before partial crown and next day chin/lip became numb. Root canal followed & 12 days later my lip/chin still numb. Paraesthesia?
Saw dentist yesterday & was told my pain was from an abscess. Its on my lower left side. Gave me amox and we are waiting for approval from ins for a root canal. My face is swollen and numb between my lip and chin today. Should I go back asap or wait?
Go Back ASAP: The pressure and toxins from the abscess are affecting the inferior alveolar nerve. That tooth needs to be opened and drained ASAP, insurance or no insurance. Emergencies cannot wait for ins approval, so get necessary treatment started now before the infection spreads or causes permanent damage. ...Read more
From anesthsia?: If you are having these symptoms immediately after the procedure, they are probably due to the anesthetic used for the procedure. Depending on what local anesthetic was used, these symptoms may last from 2-8 hours. If this is occuring days after the procedure, you should return to your dentist to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a root canal 10 years ago, and just got braces off 2 days ago. I'm due to get a crown but i'm experiencing facial numbness now and sinking tooth?
Dental issue?: I'm not clear on what your are referring to when you say you have a "sinking tooth"? Regardless, these types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to discuss all your symptoms and concerns with a dentist who can properly and accurately answer all your questions. If you are not confident with your own dentist's treatment and advice, get a second opinion before continuing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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Cheek swelling and cheek and lip numbness after a root canal. Had one done yesterday, it was infected at the time. Half of my bottom lip is still numb?
Post-op: You had an infection and micro-surgery. Some swelling is to be anticipated. Numbness may be due to the swelling or the injection. Give it 48 hours from the time of treatment. Apply cold compresses 1st day, warm compresses 2nd day. Take all prescribed meds exactly as directed. If problem does not begin to resolve by the 48 hour mark, call your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after a root canal do I have to wait until the numbness wears off and my mouth gets back to normal?
Since a root canal one week ago I have experienced a continuous headache on the top and right side of my head. This is the same side as the treatment.
I had a root canal done this morning and now my head is killing me and so is my tooth. Is this normal?
Not normal: But not unheard of. May be reaction to the anesthetic, or an infection problem, or one of many other reasons. Did treating General Dentist or specialist Endodontists give you post-treatment instructions such as cold compresses, antibiotics, analgesics, etc? If so, follow them to the letter. If you are concerned, call your practitioner and report your problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The right side of my head hurts really bad. I thought i needed a root canal but the dentist could find nothing. It comes a goes.
Maybe referred pain : There are pain referral patterns associated with infamed muscles, compressed nerves and other issues. Dr janet travell published a landmark text in which these pain patterns were described and mapped. Patients have had root canals done occasionally when the problem actually is related to a neck muscle trigger point or similar issue. See a TMJ dentist or md familiar with these types of pain issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! yesterday i had a root canal on my front tooth. I just hit that tooth on my sister's head... Will it be fine or did it mess up something?Thankyou!
Not uncommon: It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after your initial root canal appointment. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. If you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), muscle pain (myofascial, tmd, muscle tension), among other things. You could always seek an evaluation by an endodontist to rule out a tooth source. If still unsure, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a root canal and crown done about a month ago. Now sometimes when i move my head /jump/ run i get a sharp pain in that tooth? Is this normal?
Understand concern: If you had a root canal, the nerve is removed. You should not feel any pain now that the surrounding tissue has healed. If you are having pain like you describe, the surrounding tissue or the tissue beneath the tooth is inflammed or infected. Needs to be examined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a root canal. After finishing antibiotic am experiencing headaches from the top of my head to base of skull. 800 IB alleviates pain but returns?
See your dr. : You could have developed an infection despite taking antibiotics. I would go see your physician or dentists ASAP, root canal related infections can be quite serious. There are lots of places bacteria can invade in the skull and causes abscesses. Hope you get better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had root canal 10 days ago. Started to get bad headaches day after finishing antibiotic. Pain is from top of head to base of my skull. 800IB helps?
Personal Evaluation: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed and treated over the internet. Nothing can replace a one on one clinical exam with x-rays. Please start by seeing a dentist who may refer you to a physician if the problem is non-dental in origin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a root canal treatment which finished about a week ago. Now, I have pain in my temple and back of head and feel generally unwell. What should I do ?
Do i go to ER room with this tonight or tough out till tomorrow am? I had a root canal monday and am taking levaquin (6 days into it). Late this evening started hurting badly and pain killer is not helping. Concerned because head is hurting around jaw a
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