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Cheek Swollen After Root Canal
Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
By Feel: It will be physically larger than it used to be. ...Read more
If I had a root canal on Wednesday (4days ago) is it normal that my cheek is still swollen and that it hurts still?
No.: No. Most likely you need antibiotics. Please reevaluate with your dentist. ...Read more
2-3 days: It will usually take 2-3 days to get resolution of a swollen cheek caused by an infected tooth. ...Read more
My endodonist did retreatment root canal and a few days later I woke up with swollen cheek could this be from him not allowing it to drain properly?
What would cause inside of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?
Infected root canal, swollen cheek, drained puss, retreated rc, antibio's. 1 day later less but still swollen, moderate pain high in cheek.?
Residual infection: The swelling will take a couple of days to resolve. Stay on the antibiotics as prescribed and follow up with your dentist or the endodontist. ...Read more
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?
Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?
NO: That is indicative of an infection. See your dentist and make sure he knows about your situation. ...Read more
I have been in pain since yesterday and need a root canal but now my face is swollen badly. What can I do for this?
You need: Immediate care. Please contact your dentist or the provider who will be doing your root canal asap. If this is not a viable plan of action -go an emergency room. An er will not be able to cure the problem but antibiotics may be used as a stop-gap measure. Please do not delay in getting care. ...Read more
Help docs! I had an upper root canal 2 days ago, my cheek is swelled up and hurting what caused this and what can I do?
See your dentist: Sometimes depending on the severity of the infection and or having a necrotic pulp there is a chance of flare up. See your dentist immediately to get antibiotics and be monitored until the problem is resolved ...Read more
Does your face get swollen after a root canal? If so, how long does it last? Her picture day is 2 days after. Will it be gone by then? Thank you!
Not too often: One of the reasons for a root canal is an infected tooth. While the infection starts inside the tooth, abscesses are by definition 'outside' the tooth. The root canal treats the source, but sometimes the abscess can still progress in size resulting in visible swelling. If concerned, seek follow-up evaluation from your dentist. An antibiotic might help. ...Read more
My first root canal that I got was on july 2nd on my lower left chomper, couple of days later my left cheek was a little puffy. Is it normal?
Not normal: Report to dentistGet a more detailed answer ›
I had a small twitch on my cheek. Had a root canal done under it & it cleared for 10 days but returned. Which dr. Specialty would I be best seeing?
Tooth abscess: This edema that you are describing can be a sign of an abscess - collection of infection vs. Swelling from the treatment. You should follow-up with the endodontist & perhaps empirically start an antibiotic. Apply heat to the area. If you feel as if the swelling is increasing, erythema is spreading, you become febrile, have nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath, dysphagia - act immediately - ->er. ...Read more
Root canal, swollen superclavical nodes. Very scared. ENT said they were 5mm and moveable, painless and not to worry but I'm worried?
See dentist: If there is an infection unresolved with the RCT, then biomarker l-homocysteine will resonate with the tooth. Identify the infection and detoxify, and nodes will normalize. ...Read more
I don't know if anyone can help me but I had a root canal done yesterday and I'm in a lot of pain and my gums are swollen what should I do?
Bottom mollar root canal with large absess/infection. Painful Swollen lymph and now my toncill is very angry. Am I in trouble? Can this be dangerous?
One side of my cheek is plumpt and one side is flat on different times I had one root canal done on the right bottom and on another date one was done on the left bottom, doctor please tell me what side must I chew on, should I chew on the plumpt side in o
It sounds to me like you are having some swelling after root canal surgery, which has caused "plumping" of one side of your face. While this may be normal for a short time following a root canal procedure, prolonged swelling can possibly indicate infection or other healing problems.
I would recommend that you consult with your dentist or endodontist with this question. He or she is well qualified to answer questions regarding your expected recovery.
All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more
When to do an insicion and drainage after root canal while taking clindamycin? My cheek is swallen.
I & D: An incision is generally done when there is an acute abscess or pocket of infection that would drain if the area is incised. Not all infections can/would benefit from an I&D. This technique allows for immediate drainage of the infection rather than a slower process that uses antibiotics and the patient's own healing ability to conquer the infection. Your own dentist knows best when to perform. ...Read more