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Fillings FAQ Ask The Dentist Richard Winter Question:
Filling Replacement Pain: I recently had two filling replacements on my lower right molars.

This was done because the dentist said they were old and should be replaced. I had no pain prior to this. Since the replacement my teeth are great, but I have tremendous pain in my ear and my jaw just below the ear lobe. It is horrible.

Sleeping is a challenge, the advil, tylenol or combination of both really do nothing at all. I have a great deal of pain when opening my mouth to take a bite of food or brush my teeth. It feels like an ear infection type of pain.

I went back to the dentist. She said all is fine and maybe I am bruised. As of today I feel no change in fact its worse. ...Visitor from Ontario Canada

Answer:
Perhaps you sustained trauma from the injections or from keeping your mouth open for a prolonged period of time.

I suggest you discuss this with your dentist, receive medication for anti-inflammation and pain and pursue a course to follow up on this.

If needed, you could be referred to an ENT but I would guess this was just a complication from the injection(s) and prolonged opening of your mouth during treatment. Best of luck

Wisconsin Reconstructive Implant Dentistry
Wisconsin Prosthodontics
Richard Winter, DDS MAGD
Winter Dental Associates
Hampton Dental Associates
5323 W. Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee Wisconsin WI 53218
(414) 464-9021

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