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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?

Numbness: This is trauma to the nerve at time of injection. this may last for quite sometime because the blood supply to nerves is minimal. Hot compresses, massaging the area and the use of tens unit will speed up the recovery time. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Which one?: In many case, apicoectomy is done if a root canal cannot be access from the crown top. You should be on antibiotic. Check with your dentist to manage your swelling. Corticosteroid may be used to control the swelling and pain. ...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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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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