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Doctor insights on: Fat Cheeked After Hard Root Canal How Many Does It Take For Swelling To Go Away

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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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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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 hv a hard abscess in molar gum.. dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half.. how much time takes to go??

I hv a hard abscess in molar gum.. dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half.. how much time takes to go??

A few days: Once the abscess is drained, most symptoms go away quickly, within a few days. If the abscess is still in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day or you may need antibiotics to help fighting infection. Regardless, the abscess will not be cured unless the cause is completely eliminated. ...Read more

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I had a root canal a week ago, pain went away, swelling went down, finished antibiotics. A small, hard, painless bump remains on jaw. Is this normal?

I had a root canal a week ago, pain went away, swelling went down, finished antibiotics. A small, hard, painless bump remains on jaw. Is this normal?

Could be: If there is no associated pain, it's not likely anything harmful... but I would suggest you have it looked at by your dentist to make sure. Hope this helps! ...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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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a ...Read more

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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. ...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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