dental care


Question by  lostfox (11)

Is it normal to have jaw pain on the day of receiving a dental filling?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

Yes that is normal. Your jaw goes through a lot during a filling. Having your mouth open for that long can bother it and the jaw put to sleep and waking up and cause a little discomfert too.


Answer by  shmcsgrl (32)

Yes, if you received a shot anesthetic, it can cause mild discomfort. However this should only last no longer than the remainder of the day, possibly into the next day. Taking an OTC pain reliever should help, other wise contact your dentist if it remains or continues to get worse.


Answer by  Spazman667 (259)

This is completely normal due to often a dental filling causing extra stretching of the jaw which in turn would make it sore.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

This is commonly the result of the drilling and manipulation the dentist did while doing the filling. The pain usually subsides within a few days.


Answer by  Anonymous

should a composite filling hurt after it's done

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