It’s quite common to feel pain after dental work and it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a dental injury, as having any surgery can be painful after the anaesthetic has worn off. The area that has been worked on and the adjacent teeth will often be sore and sensitive after dental work has been completed, however if the pain doesn’t improve or seems to get worse, then this may be a sign of a larger problem.
It’s fairly normal for your gums to feel painful for a little while after dental surgery, as this is just the process of your gums repairing themselves, and you can sometimes also feel pain in your ears, tongue or cheeks – again, this can be normal, but if it doesn’t go away, you need to address the issue as soon as possible.
More serious pain may be felt in the neck or trigeminal nerve – for the latter, you’ll usually feel some numbness too. If you believe your pain has been caused by dental treatment and it won’t go away, our expert team will be able to advise you about whether you can claim it. For more information, head to our pain after dental work page.