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A 48-year-old member asked:

is it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Highly unlikely: It seems to me that most swelling would be temporary, due to inflammation.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
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.

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