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Facial swelling after injection



Junior member
Feb 10, 2007
Went to the dentist on Monday, 1st shot didn't have any effect so received 2nd shot in back corner of lower right side. I woke up Wed. morning with facial edema all up and down the right side. Called dentist they said it could possibly be anything to do with dental injection. I am still swollen, eyes, lips, etc. I went to doctor and I am on antiviral just in case. I just need reassurance cause this is a little scary.
It's a relatively common (although still rare) side effect following local anaesthetic delivery. I'm sure it's been covered in some depth on here before.

No long term damage will result, an ice pack might help get the swelling down a bit, but nothing to worry about.