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Trismus After Dental Injection
Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?
Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle.Fault of dentist?
Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more
Depends: The potential risk for paresthesia with the removal of teeth in the lower jaw is a risk the closer the tooth or root is to the nerve supplying sensations to the lower jaw. Altered sensation may be related to the local anesthetic administered, surgical trauma as well as postoperative swelling or infections. The dentist or surgeon performing your surgery should advise you of the potential risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little over a week: It takes 2 weeks for healing of tissue and so after wisdom teeth extraction any discomfort and swelling should get less and less and mostly gone in 2 weeks post op if there is no secondary infection. If swelling stays the same or gets larger please see your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How severe?: I have first hand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but: Oral contraception has not been shown to delay healing of extraction sites however there is an observed increased chance of alveolar osteitis (dry socket) with women using oral contraceptives. Also of significance is that antibiotics prescribed after oral surgery have been shown to inactivate birth control pills so alterative birth control should be used when takeing antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Please see your oral surgeon if you are now draining purulent material. ...Read more
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
After completing surgical extraction and immediate implant on tooth 26, how likely dry socket will happen?
Uncomfortable: Uncomfortable as opposed to painful. The more complex the extraction, the longer and more intrusive the procedure. Please schedule time with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss your concerns and the degree of complexity of your surgical need, then follow pre and post operative instructions to the letter. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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