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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Mjos
45 years experience
Infection: How long ago was it done? Are you on antibiotics? You need to back in and see who did the root canal and be evaluated, soon.
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Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Dentistry 10 years experience
Infection or swellin: Root canal is essentially surgery on a tooth and removal of infected nerve [pulp]. If the cheek was swollen prior to the root canal therapy and is still swollen then the infection has not resolved. See you dentist immediately and antibiotics are probably indicated.
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Dr. Danni Sayman
19 years experience
RC: Inflammed tissues take time to go back to normal even after rc. If it does not go down in the following days go back to your dentist. If swelling get worse that is not a good sign.
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Last updated Oct 12, 2017

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