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shock in lip during injection

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kaekae

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today, i went to get a one-day crown (from a new dentist - since my regular dentist only does regular crowns.) and during the injection, I felt a shock during the injection in the center of my lower lip. (it was lower left crown)
the only thing I could think of was that he hit a nerve since it kinda traveled till it stopped at my lip.
the crowns in and I'm still a bit numb at the injection site (after 6 hours) and I'm trying not to worry about that shock but "if it were rational, they wouldn't call it a phobia."
anything you can tell me to ease my mind would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Gordon

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You're right, the dentist has hit close to the nerve with the needle. It happens occasionally, but it's harmless (scary though!). Usually means the local can take a bit longer to wear off too.
 
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