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Cheek Swelling After Root Canal
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
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?
Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dentist recomends root canal and crown treatment after cavity filling caused extreme throbbing pain. Is this better than tooth extraction?
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first. 3) the root may be split. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain.It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck - ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cause of nerve pain flossing around a root canaled/temp tooth? Have no infection/fracture. Never had pain prior to the crown/root canal procedures.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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