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How can dental pain be treated after placement of crown for the tooth?

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018
Question: I had a crown put on lower right side on the 27th of dec. the dentist operated on tooth about 1.5 hrs. i have had severe pain trying to open mouth and cannot eat...no pain unless i try to open mouyh. can open it about an inch..this started about 8 days ago...i went back to my dentist monday...says it will go away
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be muscle spasm or Infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for the query..

Many a times after keeping the mouth open for long time the muscles goes into spasm and becomes stiff and painful..

So my suggestion is to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated..

First of all you need to get checked if there is any Infection or not..

If there is no Infection then muscle relaxants has to be taken to reduce spasm..
Also physiotherapy can be advised for the same..
Mouth gag can also be used by the Dentist to improve mouth opening..

Hope this helps..

Regards.
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How can dental pain be treated after placement of crown for the tooth?

Brief Answer: Can be muscle spasm or Infection. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for the query.. Many a times after keeping the mouth open for long time the muscles goes into spasm and becomes stiff and painful.. So my suggestion is to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated.. First of all you need to get checked if there is any Infection or not.. If there is no Infection then muscle relaxants has to be taken to reduce spasm.. Also physiotherapy can be advised for the same.. Mouth gag can also be used by the Dentist to improve mouth opening.. Hope this helps.. Regards.