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Dentist gave me a purple bruising on my cheek after dental work. I'm embarrassed to go out in public now.

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Kelly46666

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Is this normal? I had a big purple bruising on my cheek after recent dental work (a filling on an upper premolar). I feel embarrassed to go out in public with this. I'm never going back to that dentist! Is this the fault of the dentist for poor injection technique?
 
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Paige2018

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This is not the dentists fault at all! Bruising is very normal when you have dental work done.
 
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NETWizz

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It is not normal but we would have to know more to be able to say the dentist did anything wrong. If you aren’t in any pain, I would just cover it up with some foundation makeup. It should heal in a few days.
 
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geos

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Are you sure it was the dentist who caused the bruise? You did nothing that could have caused it? Especially when you were frozen?
 
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comfortdentist

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Most likely cause of non-surgical bruising from dental treatment is blood leaking from a perforated blood vessel. The face is very vascular and the veins arteries and nerves run together so we aim for where these structures are located. Problems are is that everyone is built different. This is such a problem that dentists use speciality syringes that allow for us to aspirate prior to injection to minimize risk of acute reactions. These injection related bruises are relatively rare and are rarely a technical fault of the dentist. I would say that any dentist that has practice for enough years has has this annoyance.
 
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