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I am on an antibiotic and have pain and swelling after a root canal

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 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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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Morgan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Root Canal: Needs to be re-evaluated again by the Dental surgeon for possible Abscess formation
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Anibiotics probably should be given or such a swelling. The bigger question should be why are you swollen. This could be a sign of an underlying pro ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph Node: This could be a lymph node that became enlarged in response to the problem with your tooth. Would just let the dentist know.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
See a Dentist Again: The aim of root canal therapy is to eliminate an infection within (sometimes around) a tooth. This usually works quite quickly and well. However, if t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Call your dentist: Make sure to advise your dentist if you are experiencing pain, swelling, bleeding or other problems following a root canal or crown restoration. I wou ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
It is unusual. See: Your dentist. Typically, any pain and swelling that was caused by a root canal infection clears within days, not weeks. There is still something going ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It might: But the doctor that is treating you for this root canal therapy needs to evaluate the situation. You are currently under his/her care and they know th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Endodontist: The endodontist who performed your root canal is best qualified to answer your question, but I don't feel that these reactions are out of the ordinary ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends on the severity of your infection and the rate at which you heal. May take days to months to be completely resolved. The Dentist or specialist ... Read More
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