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Old 10-02-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Has anyone had this?

Hi,
I went to the dentist a month ago for a temporary filling on a molar. He had a hard time getting my mouth numb, but finally did after 3 shots of novacaine.(sp)
To keep my mouth open while he was working on my tooth they put a block of something on the opposite side of my mouth. I've never had a dentist use one of those with me before. I thought what a good idea Anyway, it felt uncomfortable after awhile. Ever since that visit I've had pain opening my mouth wide and also a sound that sounds like rubbing velcro together. I hear it as well as anyone who puts their face close to the left side of my jaw. I went back to the dentist to get the temporary replaced with the permanent filling and mentioned that my mouth hurt and made a noise when I opened it... all he said was "He wished his wife had that problem"
Has anyone had a problem with jaw making sound after a dental visit? I'm not sure what to do do next..any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any help.

p.s.
The dentist worked on 8 more teeth after I went to get the temporary changed to permanent...and now I have to go to a different dentist and probably get them all redone...I'm not able to chew any hard food. He did composite fillings on all 9 teeth.. molars etc. I'm very frustrated with getting my teeth worked on. They seemed fine before I went in... (well, just one was bothering me that's why i made the appt.)I wonder if it's because I have medicaid that he worked on so many teeth... I'm feeling sick to my stomach because of it all... I've got an infection in one tooth, two soars on the inside of my mouth... Sorry for ranting..