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Cheek Swollen After Root Canal
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
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
Molar is very painful when biting, jaw and lymph nodes hurt and swollen. Would extraction solve my problem. Had a root canal on same tooth already.
Had root canal 4 day ago. Hurt to chew on that side. Normal? Rt lower wisdom tooth--endodontist. Had wicked roots! he saved crown over tooth. Wait?
It's always best to: Call the dentist, or in this case the endodontist, who actually treated you to find out what you should expect, how long to expect it for, and whether or not you should wait it out or come back to have the tooth re-evaluated. Having some discomfort 4 days after treatment is not uncommon but each day should be better than the previous one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
Had root canal 3 weeks ago to tooth #14. It's still sore. Tried antibiotics and bite adjustment. Is it too soon for retreatment of root canal?
Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?
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