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Why do I have this strange swelling after root canal and apicoectomy?

Why do I have this strange swelling after root canal and apicoectomy?

Contact: Stay in contact with the DDD who did the procedure. It's common to have post-op sensation. Gradual improvement is the rule. Not all procedures are successful. if symptoms persist or progress, let the DDS know. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

See your dentist: minor Pain and swelling is possible after the root canal. if the situation gets worse after 1-2 days, you need to see your dentist. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician ( 24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is some swelling normal after root canal therapy. Finished about an hour ago, still numb, seem as little swollen, my cheek...

Is some swelling normal after root canal therapy. Finished about an hour ago, still numb, seem as little swollen, my cheek...

It is normal: It is normal to feel slightly tenderness in the area for a couple days after your root canal treatment as your body undergoes the natural healing process and possible over-instrumentation. Contact your dentist right away if you develop a visible swelling. ...Read more

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I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

Yes: Anything may be normal after rc, pain, some swelling, etc, etc. Wait some days, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Yes should : Gum abscess usually would go away after rootcanal..Time varies depending on severity of infection..Get it checked if doesnt go after few weeks of root canal and taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

Sign of healing: When swelling does down it means that the area is less inflamed which is a sign of healing. The infection may not be completely gone, but it is on its way out. ...Read more

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Why is my gum swelling around one tooth after root canal?

Why is my gum swelling around one tooth after root canal?

Infection: How long ago was root canal done. If just a day or two after, than it may be a remnant of infection. Please contact dentist as he may need to open tooth to allow infection to drain or place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Swelling in root canal area 2 weeks after, is this normal?

Swelling in root canal area 2 weeks after, is this normal?

NO: Swelling is the body's reaction to infection. If two weeks post operatively there is swelling, then there is a residual infection. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the area around root canal. Is it normal?

I have swelling in the area around root canal. Is it normal?

Possible infection: The tooth in question needs to be reevaluated. You did not say if the root canal therapy is in progress or if it was completed and ho long ago. Either way your dentist or an endodontist needs to evaluated it for additional treatment. ...Read more

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Is there swelling around tooth with root canal?

Sometimes: A tooth that needs a root canal does not always display swelling. A tooth may need a root canal for different reasons which manifest themselves in different ways. ...Read more

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

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

No: Temporary swelling. Yes. But not permanent. A root canal is not very invasive and permanent swelling is very unusual. ...Read more

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Gum swollen after root canal. Is this normal and how do I get the swelling down?

See the dentist: I would go back to see the dentist who performed the root canal. There may be an infection. The dentist can then best let you know how to manage this. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.

I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.

Increasing?: If pain/swelling is increasing may mean presence of residual infection, incomplete fill, root fracture, slightly elongated temporary filling, etc. if pain/swelling decreasing, remember that all surgical procedures have a healing time. Please call the Dentist or specialist Endodontist who treated you for reevaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the swelling that I have in the gum around the area where i had a root canal?

What could be the cause of the swelling that I have in the gum around the area where i had a root canal?

Infection: Swelling usually means infection, but not always. Could be from untreated accessory canal, split tooth, gum disease, infected adjacent tooth, or other reasons. Go back to your treating dentist to have situation reviewed, diagnosed, and treated. ...Read more

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When should I notice improvement of post-root canal swelling (2days after procedure) now that i've started amoxicillin?

When should I notice improvement of post-root canal swelling (2days after procedure) now that i've started amoxicillin?

Within 36 hours: I find that between 20 to 36 hours you should note a noticble decrese in swelling. If this is not the case please contact your dentist to change the type of antibiotic or open the tooth to drain further. If the swelling greatly increases you may need to go to the emergency room. This can be dangerous. ...Read more

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After having root canal more than a week ago, I still feel minor swelling in the face. Overall, I feel so much better. Is the swell time common?

Not usually : A week is a little bit too long in my opinion., I guess the better question would be was it swollen prior to your root canal? Root canals remove the inflamed or infected nerve, artery and vein in the tooth. Afterwards it is hermetically sealed by the filling material which ensures a good deal and prevents bacteria from circulating to and from the tooth through the passages to the tooth. ...Read more

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