i went to the dentist yesterday around 3pm got first fillings ever, an now having jaw pain hard to bit down an pregnant I took tyenol 3 an now don't know what to do?

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  • Chardona

    Chardona 13 - November - 2011, at 09:59 AM

  • thanks for you reply.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - November - 2011, at 01:41 AM

  • Pain for 1-2 days after dental filling is normal. After dental filling, it takes 1-2 days for filling to settle.  Jaw pain can be because of keeping the mouth open for quite a long time during the procedure. It can also be because of some high point on dental filling. As of now, you can take pain meds for some pain relief. You can take Tylenol. It is safe during pregnancy. If pain is severe, then your can visit your dentist for evaluation. He will check that whether the bite is fine or not. If there is some high point on dental filling, then selective grinding can be done to correct it. Avoid eating from that side of tooth. For more info on pain after dental filling, refer to… http://www.identalhub.com/dental-reasons-of-tooth-ache-or-pain-after-dental-filling-812.aspx

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