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Cheek Swelling After Root Canal
Cheek swelling and cheek and lip numbness after a root canal. Had one done yesterday, it was infected at the time. Half of my bottom lip is still numb?
Post-op: You had an infection and micro-surgery. Some swelling is to be anticipated. Numbness may be due to the swelling or the injection. Give it 48 hours from the time of treatment. Apply cold compresses 1st day, warm compresses 2nd day. Take all prescribed meds exactly as directed. If problem does not begin to resolve by the 48 hour mark, call your Dentist.See 2 more doctor answers
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
Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, I did root canal. Symptoms I look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?
I had oral surgery yesterday. I had a failed root canal. My cheek is swollen. What can I do for the swelling that is a natural way.
Swelling reduction: Swelling is to be expected. It's unfortunate, but not uncommon. Application of ice (15 minutes on, 15 minutes off) for 72 hours is a reasonable way to treat the symptom. After 24 hours, NSAID is ideal.See 2 more doctor answers
By Feel: It will be physically larger than it used to be.See 2 more doctor answers
Had a root canal over a year ago and I noticed my gums and cheek is swollen with a lump in my cheek but no pain what so ever. What could this be?
It take few days: To about two weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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-45c9-9314-934abdd25118See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
If Successful: If the root canal procedure has successfully removed the problem pulp tissue and sealed the tooth's canals, your body's immune system shoud be able to resolve the swelling. If the swelling doesn't resolve, antibiotics may be indicated or re-evaluation of the problem and/or treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
It all depends: Swelling after a root canal should be a very rare occurence, and should be monitored very cosely. Antibiotics can be helpful in reducing the swelling, but 3-7 days can be required. You should at least consider that the root canal is ineffective, or did not address the source of the swelling. Request that you be monitored by your dentist that did the root canal or see an endodontist.
Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)
NO: Swelling is the body's reaction to infection. If two weeks post operatively there is swelling, then there is a residual infection.See 3 more doctor answers
I had a root canal a week ago that still needs to be filled. Is it normal to still have swelling and pain?
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