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Feeling sick after cleaning

04/30/2008

Question:

I had a cleaning today - I have a great dela of recession and there was bleeding - I received a flouride treatment as well as a sealent for sensitivity - right afterwards I had a blinding headache that keeps getting worse nad now i have flulike symptoms. Is there somethign I should be concerned aobut? I never get headaches and was 100% fine before the cleaning

Answer:

It really sounds like a coincidence. Everything you say that was done was routine. I would monitor this each time you have a cleaning though.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University