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Old 07-12-2002, 11:56 AM   #1
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Post swelling and bruising from novacaine injection?

After a peridontist visit yesterday for cleaning, my cheek where he put the novacaine is very swollen. It was swollen immediatly after the procedure,
but I didn't realize until I returned to work it was so bad.
I look like a lopsided chipmunk. It's almost like a round ball is in my cheek. Now today its turning black and blue. Peridontist said due to novacaine.
This has never happened to me before (and I've had lots of work done although this is a new dentist, only 2nd time seeing him).
He is on vacation today so I can't call the office. I've been keeping ice on it but it's not getting any better. Not much pain, just soreness in the middle of my cheek.
Anyone have any idea what caused this?

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Old 07-13-2002, 04:39 PM   #2
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The last time I was at the dentist, I had a similar experience. SHe was preping my tooth for my first crown ever. The novicane wore off when we were almost done and was HIGHLY sensitive to the cold pressured air they put in there, so she gave me another shot! Well, I have NEVER had this happen, but my cheek was SOOOOOO sore, it hurt more than the tooth! I felt it almost immediatly as she applied the second shot and it stayed with me for a few hours and thank god it went away. I was miserable! I dont know if she pinched it or what, but I thought I would die! Good luck to you. Hopefully it is all healed by now, but I watned to just share my story with you as well, and let others know too, that it can happen to you!

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