- Dec 29, 2010
OK. Long story here...sorry! I went to a dentist (new one to me), and he was replacing an old silver filling with the white comp. filling. The novocaine injection felt off when he did it but, I just continued with the procedure. My face was swollen when I arrived home an hour later so I took a nap and when I woke up it was still swollen. I called the office the next morning to talk to the dr...he was not in...so I told the nurse what was going on. 3 hours later while waiting for a phone call back I googled my symptoms and it seemed like he had hit an artery doing the novocaine injection. When I FINALLY got a call back from the nurse I told her what I thought it was and she said "yeah but you'd have a bruise...." So, I went to check in the mirror and sure enough, there was a bruise on my face! So, I went BACK to see this dentist and he tried to tell me that I must have done it to myself...must've bit my cheek while I was numb...NO...You don't get a BRUISE from biting the inside of your cheek and you don't get swollen from your eye to your neck. I had a bruise for 2 weeks and it's finally gone BUT...I am still slightly swollen and my cheek is still extrememly sore and my tooth is even more sore than before I went in there! This is what kept me away from dentists for years. Do you think I should go to a dentist and have it looked at or wait it out? I am now unable to eat b/c of the hot/cold sensation and the pressure of eating hurts as well...I already have a bad tooth on the other side so I'm now COMPLETELY unable to comfortably eat. Any advice would be great.