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pain and swelling after root canal

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danni Sayman
18 years experience Endodontics
Need more info: I don't know your history. Was swelling before the root canal and during treatment and after root canal?
Dr. George Hanna
16 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: minor Pain and swelling is possible after the root canal. if the situation gets worse after 1-2 days, you need to see your dentist. You need to get ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Which one?: In many case, apicoectomy is done if a root canal cannot be access from the crown top. You should be on antibiotic. Check with your dentist to manag ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Contact: Stay in contact with the DDD who did the procedure. It's common to have post-op sensation. Gradual improvement is the rule. Not all procedures are suc ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
No: There should be no swelling after 2 weeks following a root canal. I would recommend returning to the dentist who performed the treatment.
Dr. Jason Alliger
23 years experience Endodontics
Longer then typical: Swelling after root canal is not rare, especially if you started off swollen. However, two weeks seems to be a long time. You should call your dentist ... Read More
Dr. Danni Sayman
18 years experience Endodontics
May be normal: Depending of the infection (history, time, previous root canal, gum disease, complexity of the root canal, etc, etc patients may have symptoms includi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
38 years experience Endodontics
Need for evaluation: Swelling around a tooth that has had a root canal can be a failed root canal or a periodontal issue. Therefore you need to see a dentist to be evaluat ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call ur dentist: You may have an infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It take few days: To about two weeks.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
Root Canal: You should call your dentist as there may be an underlying infection that needs to be addressed.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Common: It is common to have swollen gums after root canals; it could be due to physical trauma from the rubber dam, or it could be due to infection. Please c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes should : Gum abscess usually would go away after rootcanal..Time varies depending on severity of infection..Get it checked if doesnt go after few weeks of root ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
38 years experience Endodontics
Need for Evaluation: Swelling around a tooth that has had a root canal could have several causes. The root canal is still infected, the swelling is from a periodontal (gum ... Read More

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