I visited the Dentist 5 days ago and the left side of my face is still swollen and numb
In desperation I rang my Dentist and he called me in immediately (2 days ago) and he said I could be allergic to the rubber dam (not sure if that is the correct terminology!) so he stuck a bit of the rubber on my arm with a bandaid over it to see if I get a reaction ... to date, there is no redness or reaction. Yesterday I visited my Doctor to see if he knew why I was still numb and swollen - he has given me Penicillin to take. So far the medication hasn't worked :-(
The dental work I had done involved re-constructing a back tooth (on the left hand side) because it had several cracks in it. He put the dam thingy in my mouth to stop stuff going down my throat - said it was a kinder way of dealing with dentistry work!
Help!!!! has anyone out there ever been numb and swollen for over 5 days???