dental care


Question by  avantgardener (16)

Is it common to have a sore tongue after a dental procedure?


Answer by  idetektiv (208)

It's quite common to have a sore tongue after a dental procedure, because you may have unknowingly bitten it while your mouth was numbed. It is usually not a dentist's fault, but just a mishap of you biting it without knowing.


Answer by  caitlinrd (18)

i would guess that it is somewhat common. if it's a procedure that involves lots of instruments being used on your teeth, it's probable that something could have slipped...


Answer by  SunnyStars (836)

Yes, it is perfectly normal for your tongue or any other part of your mouth to hurt immediately after a dental procedure. The dentist gave you shots in different areas of your mouth and you should feel pain from each of the injection sites. You'll also experience some discomfort and soreness from holding your mouth open for so long.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

It is possible to have a sore tongue if there is a surgical procedure done, especially one that is performed near or on the facial nerve for the tongue.


Answer by  draiman1515 (156)

I think it would be more appropriate to say the tongue would be numb. This is do to the novacane given during treatment.


Answer by  mahee (720)

Yes it is common to have a sore tongue after a dental procedure.There can be lesion in tongue that do not respond to treatment with cortisone.

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