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Trigeminal Neuralgia is an often overlooked side effect of dental work. It is fairly rare, but something to be aware of in addition to the answer below:

I am not a dentist, but I did have an upper molar removed about two weeks ago.

As for facial pain. Several things could contribute to this. If the roots were fused to the jaw bone facial pain can last for quite some time.

Pain can also be caused at the injection site where the local anesthetic is administered. I have had pain like this that lasts over a week.

The headache could be just a by product of the overall procedure or related to a specific area near the sinuses which are very close to the upper mouth.

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