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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?

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?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

RC: Inflammed tissues take time to go back to normal even after rc. If it does not go down in the following days go back to your dentist. If swelling get worse that is not a good sign. ...Read more

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How long does a swollen cheek go down after a root canal?

2-3 days: It will usually take 2-3 days to get resolution of a swollen cheek caused by an infected tooth. ...Read more

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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?

Swelling post endo: Its possible that residual infection outside the tooth that lead to needing to retreat the root canal has flared up contact the endodontist to let them know what is going on. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hematoma or abscess?: It could be normal post-op healing and pain, a hematoma, or a developing abscess. If it persists for several more days, or gets worse, I would go back to see your dentist. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?

Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?

Yes, of coarse: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The treatment for this type of abscess is normally root canal treatment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Gum swollen after root canal. Is this normal and how do I get the swelling down?

See the dentist: I would go back to see the dentist who performed the root canal. There may be an infection. The dentist can then best let you know how to manage this. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lip to be swollen after root canal?

Is it normal for lip to be swollen after root canal?

NO: That is indicative of an infection. See your dentist and make sure he knows about your situation. ...Read more

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How do I treat a large swollen gum under my root canal?

Gingival abscess: A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Is this bruised cheek from root canal?

Is this bruised cheek from root canal?

Can be related: Likely from the anesthesia. If not resolving, see the Dentist. ...Read more

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I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts. What should I do?

I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts. What should I do?

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

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Root canal, swollen superclavical nodes. Very scared. ENT said they were 5mm and moveable, painless and not to worry but I'm worried?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Please don't let it go! See a dentist to control the infection then eliminate it by either doing root canal therapy to save it or do an extraction and clean out the socket. The infection is going through your body and you know that because of your lymph nodes ...Read more

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I'm having pain when I move cheek or press on cheek above #11 and #12. I had root canal on #10 2 days ago and implant on 9 2 weeks ago. Is this normal?

Normal at this stage: Most likely its related to where they gave you the shot and will subside in a day or two. Advil (ibuprofen) or other Ibuprophen meds if you can take them will help make it more comfortable and speed the recovery. ...Read more

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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: 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

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When to do an insicion and drainage after root canal while taking clindamycin? My cheek is swallen.

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

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I had a root canal on #10. Tooth is still painful to touch and it wiggles. Gums red and swollen. What are typical courses of action for such a tooth?

I had a root canal on #10. Tooth is still painful to touch and it wiggles. Gums red and swollen. What are typical courses of action for such a tooth?

Not uncommon: It is normal to have some minor pain or discomfort after root canal treatment. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than one week, contact your dentist or endodontist. ...Read more