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Lip Infection After Dental Work

Lip infection after dental work

It is not uncommon to experience some swelling or sensitivity in the lip after undergoing dental work, particularly if your dentist has had to use local anaesthetic during your treatment. However, it is highly uncommon for problems with your lips to persist for weeks after the treatment. In such cases, swollen, painful or sensitive lips could be an indication that there is an underlying issue that needs to be investigated.

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Blisters on inside of lip after dental work

If you have recently undergone dental work and have noticed some sensitive blisters on the inside of your lip afterwards, in most cases these are likely to be mouth ulcers, caused by trauma to part of the mouth. The lips are incredibly sensitive and even the smallest of traumas during dental work can lead to mouth ulcers. Generally, although they can be painful and irritating, mouth ulcers are nothing to worry about. But in some cases, bacteria, often from tooth plaque, can get into the damaged area of the mouth and thus causes the lip to become infected. If you believe that this may be the case, it’s important to seek advice from your dentists as quickly as possible. Not all lip infections after dental work are due to the negligence of a dentist, but if you believe that you have experience substandard care you may be able to file a claim. Contact our expert team today on 0808 120 8730 or request a call back.

Lip swelling after dental work

Even minor trauma that doesn’t break the skin can cause the lips to swell, so this can be quite common after dental work – particularly in cases where braces or a crown has been fitted. Generally, the swelling should subside in a couple of days without treatment, but if it doesn’t then it is important that you revisit your dentist for advice. However, lip swelling can be an indication of dental infection, which will need further emergency treatment. If you have struggled with a swollen lip for an ongoing period and perhaps it is getting worse and you believe that it is due to a substandard level of care by your dentist, you may be able to file a claim. Contact our expert team today on 0808 120 8730 or request a call back.

How can I reduce swelling in lip after dental work?

A swollen lip after dental treatment is usually nothing to worry about, but it can be painful and irritating. Ensure that you clean the area well, brush teeth as normal, and be gentle around the swollen area. You may wish to apply a cold compress to the area to help to reduce the swelling.

However, if your lip remains swollen for a prolonged amount of time, or is getting progressively worse, or you have other symptoms as well; including pain, throbbing, redness or the sensation of heat in the area, or you are worried about the swelling, then you should seek medical advice as soon as possible as your symptoms could indicate severe infection or another issue that requires treatment.

If you are struggling with a swollen lip and you believe that it could be due to a substandard level of care by your dentist, you may be able to file a claim. Contact our expert team today on 0808 120 8730 or request a call back.

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