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[IP] Dental problem, numbing tooth

marie wrote:
Has anyone had a problem with the dentist not being able to numb a  
tooth?  The whole side of my face got numb but the tooth was still  
sensitive.  I was given at least 5 shots.  No numb tooth!

Ricardo Responds:
Another possibility is a condition such as sinusitis which can create  
a neuralgia that is mistaken for tooth pain. The dentist can shoot a  
lot of local pain killers into the tooth, but since the pain is  
radiating from elsewhere, the tooth appears not to numb.
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