had recent crown put on at the end of september,09 (on the bottom right side) and 3 days later my mouth couldnt open but about a 1/2 inch. talked to my dentist and was told to put ice on it. so i did and it seemed to feel better gradually. but a week after that my bottom gums was starting to feel numb. didnt think much of it until i woke up next morning with the right side of my face, right side bottom lip, and right side bottom gums, all felt like i had just been shot with novacaine. told my dentist and he doesnt seem to know why. it has now been 2 1/2 weeks and its still numb

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - October - 2009, at 19:58 PM

  • You have not mentioned whether the tooth which was crowned was root canal treated or not. some times these syptoms are there because of the infection in the tooth which effects the nerve and hence the numbness.. Initially you were havng difficulty in opening the mouth that is the symptom of infection only. So in my opinion visit your dentist and get the X-ray done .iIf the underling tooth is infected get the treatment and take the antibiotics that can solve the problem. But clinical examination and history is very important to reach to some diagnosis. if you want to kow more about the root canal treatment you can visit the following link on our website.........http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-root-canal-therapy-17.aspx

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