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I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Dentist First: From you history, i would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. ...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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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but i would like some proven things i can do at home to reduce swelling and pain. .

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but i would like some proven things i can do at home to reduce swelling and pain. 


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Dr. : Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home. In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars. Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there. The resources are there. You just have to go... Best wishes, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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I have swelling above my left front tooth(on my gums)? Can someone tell me what are some causes for this?

I have swelling above my left front tooth(on my gums)? Can someone tell me what are some causes for this?

Infection: Could be a tooth abscess- the nerve in the tooth can die from infection or trauma, and may require root canal treatment. Could also be a periodontal(or gum) abscess, not related to the tooth. See your dentist for a proper diagnosis.... ...Read more

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I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

Neck swelling: I believe at this point you should be referred to an oral surgeon. A panoramic x-ray or even ct scan should be taken. You might have an abscess that requires drainage. Also chronic osteomyelitis which would be rare, has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read more

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My gums are swelling and my tooth is shaking.What can be the root cause of this problem?

My gums are swelling and my tooth is shaking.What can be the root cause of this problem?

Infection: This would indicate an infection and should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the infection and then render appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Depends: Depends on how carefully the temporary was made. Properly made temporary crowns shouldn't cause swelling. You should see your dentist - there might be a problem with the nerve in the tooth. ...Read more

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My left side of my gum close to the last tooth was swollen, but then when I sneezed it popped and deflated. What could have the swelling have been caused by?

Infection ?: That's a good possibility. Sneezing did not solve the problem, the swelling will be back. It's best you have that tooth evaluated by a local dentist. It may have periodontal or endodontic problems. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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Does allderal x cause people to grind their teeth to the point they have swelling and severe tooth aches?

Does allderal x cause people to grind their teeth to the point they have swelling and severe tooth aches?

Possibly: It is possible. I have seen this on occasion, though most people on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do okay. See your dentist about a bite guard to wear at night. ...Read more

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