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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?

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.

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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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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?

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?

Continued swelling: If you develop swelling under your eye after root canal on this tooth, see your endodontist. However this usually happens w/ in aday or two after the procedure. The dr. Will drain or remove the abscess and place you on antibiotics.

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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.

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.

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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?

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?

Failed Root Canal: This is unfortunately a possibility with any tooth and any root canal. The treatment option is removing the previous root canal and repeating the process. This is often best carried out by a specialist endodontist.

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Does a cheek swell up after a root canal?

Does a cheek swell up after a root canal?

Root canal swelling: Your cheek would only swell if you have an infected/abcessed tooth. If your root canal is finnished you should return to the dentist who treated you.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?

Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?

Recommended: If you have swelling or bacterial drainage associated with your tooth, an antibiotic may be prescribed. If you develop any swelling after treatment call your dentist for post-op appointment.

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Will swelling of the face and gums go way soon after root canal?

Will swelling of the face and gums go way soon after root canal?

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.

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How long can face swelling last while on an antibiotic after a root canal?

How long can face swelling last while on an antibiotic after a root canal?

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.

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I had a root canal completed 2 days a go I have swelling in my jaw and some pain is this normal?

I had a root canal completed 2 days a go I have swelling in my jaw and some pain is this normal?

See your dentist: Some pain and swelling after a root canal is normal. However, if you are still experiencing a tooth ache for longer than a few days, you should contact your dentist for evaluation and re-treatment if needed. Good luck.

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Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Root canal: If you are still having swelling after a root canal it means the infection has not healed yet. Go back to your dentist for follow up. Running will not speed up the healing process butkeeponyour routine for good health.

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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.

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