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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Sore right side of my tongue. Pain is excruciating. Dental work done recently. What does this mean? Help!

Sore right side of my tongue. Pain is excruciating. Dental work done recently. What does this mean? Help!

More info please !: How recent was your treatment completed? Today? A week ago? Were you given injections to numb the area? Did you have any teeth extracted? Answers to these questions would help narrow down the possible causes. If the pain is excruciating, take otc pain meds and call your dentist as an emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have some soreness after dental treatment. Obviously it depends upon what the actual treatment was. It should get better within a couple of days. It is always best to speak to the dentist who actually performed the treatment concerning what to expect and for how long afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Hello. Ast week at work, the right side of my face went numb, along with the teeth and gums in that area. Felt like the ananaesthetic given for dental work. Lasted 30 min. What was this? Thank you!

Hello. Ast week at work, the right side of my face went numb, along with the teeth and gums in that area. Felt like the ananaesthetic given for dental work. Lasted 30 min. What was this? Thank you!

Can be neuralgia,,,: What you're describing might be a form of neuralgia where a nerve supplying muscles, etc. On your face or head or jaws gets stimulated and causes abnormal neural sensations such as pain and numbness. This may be a one time thing or it can go on throughout a person's life. It would be wise to see your doctor for an exam, especially if it happens again or you're worried. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Novick
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I just had dental work, woke up with the gums on that side swollen. After eating, it hurts to swallow. What is it?

Prob due to the work: Dental work causes trauma to the area....But just to be sure call your dentist's "after hours" number and talk to them..They will know exactly what was done and be able to guide you...Unlikely but could be an infection....Don't be hesitant to call eventhough it is sunday. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Manning
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Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Never ever had side effects from dental anaesthetic injections b4. But last 2 times, they made me feel horrible! Shaky & spaced out?? Totally new 2 me

Never ever had side effects from dental anaesthetic injections b4. But last 2 times, they made me feel horrible! Shaky & spaced out?? Totally new 2 me

Epinephrine: Could be an reaction to the epinephrine in the local anesthesia, which can promote increased heart beat, etc. May also possibly be stress or anxiety from the appointment. Ask questions and consider having a non-epinephrine based local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jakavick
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I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

I was wondering what are the side effects of lidocaine with epinephrine as dental anaesthetic?

Side effects: Potentially serious: feeling anxious, shaky, dizzy, restless, or depressed; drowsiness, vomiting, ringing in your ears, blurred vision; confusion, twitching, seizure (convulsions); fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling hot or cold; weak or shallow breathing, slow heart rate, weak pulse; or feeling like you might pass out. Less serious mild bruising, swelling numbness mild dizziness and nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jakavick
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Can there be anything that can be done about unecessary dental work?

Can there be anything that can be done about unecessary dental work?

"Unnecessary" work?: Ethics, a concern in every industry from car repair to medicine. However, as a patient you are free to get a second or third opinion before undertaking any dental treatment. The possibility of 2 or 3 appropriate treatment options for a certain situation is very high, it does not mean 1 is more, or less necessary than the other one. Be informed, the choice is yours! not the dentist's. ...Read more

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