- Aug 12, 2018
If you had a i d block injection (that's the one they put right at the back of your mouth which makes your front lip and tongue go numb), then the jaw can be sore on opening for a while because the muscles that open and close the jaw can occasionally be traumatised by the injection. Ibuprofen, if you are safe to take it, can help. It should resolve on its own. Rest the jaw by avoiding very chewy foods.
If the pain is located right under the tooth itself then that would be a different matter. Again, it is not uncommon and may well resolve.
Hope it all settles down soon
Hi! Would you please explain What you mean by “if the pain is located under the tooth that’s a different matter”?