A 47-year-old member asked:
Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jonathan Richards answered
17 years experience in Endodontics
Yes: Anibiotics probably should be given or such a swelling. The bigger question should be why are you swollen. This could be a sign of an underlying problem, as this is not a normal or favorable occurence. The antibiotics will not "fix" a deficiency in the root canal, but may be effective in getting the swelling temorarily under control. You should watch this closely. Perhaps get another opinion.
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
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