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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.

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Why is my tongue numb a week after dental work? Is this normal?

Why is my tongue numb a week after dental work? Is this normal?

What work?: What treatment did you have? You should immediately consult with the dentist who treated you and advise them of the situation and for further guidance.

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Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc.

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How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

Metal taste in mouth: Not sure what you had done, but I would want to know exactly what was done - did you have silver fillings done (which leave a metal taste for a couple days) or did you have some bridgework done (that might contain one of several different alloys)? . I would ask your dentist for specifics regarding this, just so you know what's going into your mouth - some metals are safer than others.

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Advice needed, please help. I have difficulty opening mouth enough for dental work. What can I take?

Is it anxiety or TMJ: If it is anxiety I agree with the other responses however, if you are not anxious and you simply cannot open then I would recommend seeing a dentist who is known for treating tmj. There are some simple exercises you can do but you must do them and you will be able to open wider with out meds.

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I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

Canker sores: There are variety causes of canker sores including stress, a weakened immunity system, allergies, hormones and vitamin deficiencies and dental treatment. It will probably heal on its own in a week or so. You can rinse with warm salt water to ameliorate the pain. Res.: if your canker sore is extremely sore or doesn't begin to heal within a few days, contact your dentist.

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What do you advise if I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores?

Sores: (1) Let your dentist know about your condition. You may find you are allergic to dental material. (2) Avoid spicy, or acidic food so as not to irritate sores. (3) Keep your mouth clean at all times. Avoid using much tooth paste as any chemicals may irritate your sores further. (4) Check if you are a mouth-breather--makes sores worse. (5) Anti-inflammatory meds of your choice if you can take them.

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I just had dental work at the top of mouth and my smile is crooked. I've never had this happen. Will it stay that way? Please help

I just had dental work at the top of mouth and my smile is crooked. I've never had this happen. Will it stay that way? Please help

Temporary numbness: It is normal condition. Your lips teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours after the dental treatment appointment. Avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off, preventing biting yourself. Good luck.

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Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

See the dentist: Who actually treated you for an evaluation of what you describe. We can only guess as to what you see and whether or not it's related to your recent treatment.

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How will the dentist clamp my mouth open for dental work?

How will the dentist clamp my mouth open for dental work?

Bite block: If you need help keeping your mouth open then a plastic bite block is used to support your jaw.

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I have really bad taste in my mouth following dental work two days ago. Had a cavity under a crown. Now have temporary crown.?

I have really bad taste in my mouth following dental work two days ago. Had a cavity under a crown. Now have temporary crown.?

Bacteria/Debris: The bad taste could be from the temporary crown (acrylic), food trapping, remaining decay, or an infected tooth. Any pain?

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Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that I only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon. What to do?

Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that I only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon. What to do?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a real Dr and a real diagnosis. Forget about "immunity". Forget about vitamin C. Herpes not likely. If it is herpes, there is treatment and it is not any vitamin. Find a smarter, better informed dentist.

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I have no insurance & I have dental work that need to be done had some temporary root canals done in fronts now I have missing teeth in my mouth?

I have no insurance & I have dental work that need to be done had some temporary root canals done in fronts now I have missing teeth in my mouth?

Check for Clinics: Some helath departments have clinics that allow you to pay based on income. There are also clinics in larger cities where services are provided at low or even no cost to those that qualify and most helath departments are aware of these places & may be able to direct you. As others mentioned, dental schools offer lower costs & any dentist should be able to do the work in stages that are afforable.

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What could clear filled bumps in mouth be? One in jaw and 3 near tonsil area. Don't have tonsils. Had recent dental work. They are small clear bumps

Mucocoeles?: Clear filled bumps or bubbles are often mucocoeles, which often do not need treatment. To know for sure you really need to see a dentist. A dentist can see for sure what this may be. It truly is too difficult to say for sure through solely a question on this website.

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Nerve sensitivity with laminates about a year ago, at the recommendation from my dentist, I had cosmetic dental work done in the form of laminates. Since then I have had some nerve sensitivity in my mouth to both hot and cold. Also, on and off numbness al

Nerve sensitivity with laminates about a year ago, at the recommendation from my dentist, I had cosmetic dental work done in the form of laminates. Since then I have had some nerve sensitivity in my mouth to both hot and cold. Also, on and off numbness al

Ok: If your sensitivity is getting better and only lasts a few seconds its quite normal. Any time that a tooth is worked on, it can develop sensitivity. However, if the pain lingers for a few minutes to hours or wakes you up at night, you should be concerned.

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Woke up w fresh red blood in my mouth. Not sick. No sores No blood in nose. No dental work Scared.

Woke up w fresh red blood in my mouth. Not sick. No sores No blood in nose. No dental work Scared.

Watch carefully: This is unusual. Check and watch for the source over the next 1-2 weeks. It is likely to settle down itself.

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Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Orthodontia: You need to call your orthodontist to evaluate reason. I can't diagnose the cause without an exam myself. A proper treatment can be determined once the cause is known.

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