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A 49-year-old member asked:

does a cheek swell up after a root canal?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Endodontics 44 years experience
Sometimes: If the root canal is necrotic(infected) sometimes a post-op swelling may occur. This does happen occasionally. But only in a small% of cases.
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
Endodontics 38 years experience
Root canal swelling: Your cheek would only swell if you have an infected/abcessed tooth. If your root canal is finnished you should return to the dentist who treated you.

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