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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
32 years experience Pain Management
Depends : If the pain goes on for more than 3 months i'm afraid you have a complication related to the injured alveolar nerve and this can be chronic.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
A few days: If the pain lasts longer you should contact the dentist that did the root canal. Especially if the pain is not subsiding at all.
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Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Varies: If your symptoms are prolonged, then you need to go back to get evaluated to see what may be causing the symptoms. It can take root canal treated tee ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Typical: Swelling after root canal is expected, but keep your surgeon up to date on how you're doing. Feel better soon!
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Careful: Be careful and report to DDS if swelling progresses. Root canal sometimes do not work and infection progresses.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It happens: The root canal was being retreated because it was failing. A subclinical abscess may now be clinical. Please call your dentist... an antibiotic appea ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Normal? NO!: This is most likely a result of an infection that requires an immediate evaluation and treatment. Call the dentist who treated you for advice. If the ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not uncommon: Swelling is common after a root canal or other dental surgeries up to 7 days. If swelling continues for more than 7 days or gets progressively worse, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You need: Immediate care. Please contact your dentist or the provider who will be doing your root canal asap. If this is not a viable plan of action -go an emer ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Communication.: It sounds like your root canal involved an active infection; this is a very common reason to complete a root canal. IF YOU HAVE ACTIVE SWELLING YOU P ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: There is only swelling if there is a serious infection that is not being treated. The root canal will treat the infection and antibiotics may be pre ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Epstein
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not usually : A week is a little bit too long in my opinion., I guess the better question would be was it swollen prior to your root canal? Root canals remove the i ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Trauma: If the root canal was complete, you did no damage to the root canal procedure. Depending on how hard you bit into your sister's head, you may have sm ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If Successful: If the root canal procedure has successfully removed the problem pulp tissue and sealed the tooth's canals, your body's immune system shoud be able to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
It all depends: Swelling after a root canal should be a very rare occurence, and should be monitored very cosely. Antibiotics can be helpful in reducing the swelling ... Read More

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