A 48-year-old member asked:
is it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Highly unlikely: It seems to me that most swelling would be temporary, due to inflammation.
5478 viewsAnswered Sep 20, 2018
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
No: Temporary swelling. Yes. But not permanent. A root canal is not very invasive and permanent swelling is very unusual.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends on the level: Of presenting infection or a secondary infection. Let your dentist know so appropriate measures / antibiotics / i ;d ... Can be taken. Typically this doesnt happen. Hope this helps.
4812 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 20, 2018
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