I received a filling to 2 of my teeth a few hours ago and my tongue still feels numb and is relatively swollen What can i do to help take down the swelling and the numbness?
Great question..I am assuming you had fillings done on the lower jaw. It is very uncommon to have to numb the entire side of the jaw where the tooth receiving the filling is located. When the jaw is numbed, the following are also numbed: teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, and lips. The tongue is actually a good side that the dentist numbed you adequately.
Depending on the dentist injected you, how many injections they gave you and the tye of anesthetic they gave you, it could could range form 30 minutes to 8 hours. It is unlikely you have swelling and the numbness will subside as your body metabolizes it. I would only be concerned if it lasts longer than 1 day. Time is on your side!
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