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Fat Cheeked After Hard Root Canal How Many Does It Take For Swelling To Go Away
It take few days: To about two weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
Post-op: You had an infection and micro-surgery. Some swelling is to be anticipated. Numbness may be due to the swelling or the injection. Give it 48 hours from the time of treatment. Apply cold compresses 1st day, warm compresses 2nd day. Take all prescribed meds exactly as directed. If problem does not begin to resolve by the 48 hour mark, call your Dentist. ...Read more
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?
Have swelling very low on gum between cheek & jaw, dentist said cracked tooth, did step 1 of root canal, still some pain & swelling still there, why?
Infection: You didn't tell us how long ago procedure was done. Treatment will take time to be fully effective. Sometimes when tooth is cracked even root canal treatment can't save it. Call your Dentist and report your symptoms. If they don't recede, extraction or referral to an Endodontists (root canal specialist) may be indicated. ...Read more
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
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
Root canal on lower jaw 1st molar. Now hard, painful lump inside my cheek, next to tooth. What is it?
Dental abscess: It is likely that you may have developed a tooth abscess after the procedure. I would recommend a visit to the Dentist once again to see if the abscess needs drainage. If you are unable to visit a dentist, please visit your GP or Urgent Care clinic to see if you need to be started on oral antibiotics. ...Read more
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?
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
Call ur dentist: You may have an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a root canal a week ago that still needs to be filled. Is it normal to still have swelling and pain?
Root Canal: You should call your dentist as there may be an underlying infection that needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Sign of healing: When swelling does down it means that the area is less inflamed which is a sign of healing. The infection may not be completely gone, but it is on its way out. ...Read more
If Successful: If the root canal procedure has successfully removed the problem pulp tissue and sealed the tooth's canals, your body's immune system shoud be able to resolve the swelling. If the swelling doesn't resolve, antibiotics may be indicated or re-evaluation of the problem and/or treatment. ...Read more
It all depends: Swelling after a root canal should be a very rare occurence, and should be monitored very cosely. Antibiotics can be helpful in reducing the swelling, but 3-7 days can be required. You should at least consider that the root canal is ineffective, or did not address the source of the swelling. Request that you be monitored by your dentist that did the root canal or see an endodontist. ...Read more
Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician (24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read more
No: Regardless of what stage of treatment you are at, any level of swelling is not "normal". Whether you are not on antibiotics or not, it would be best to contact your treating dentist for specific professional advise with your condition. ...Read more
Contact: Stay in contact with the DDD who did the procedure. It's common to have post-op sensation. Gradual improvement is the rule. Not all procedures are successful. If symptoms persist or progress, let the DDS know. ...Read more
After having root canal more than a week ago, I still feel minor swelling in the face. Overall, I feel so much better. Is the swell time common?
Not usually: A week is a little bit too long in my opinion., I guess the better question would be was it swollen prior to your root canal? Root canals remove the inflamed or infected nerve, artery and vein in the tooth. Afterwards it is hermetically sealed by the filling material which ensures a good deal and prevents bacteria from circulating to and from the tooth through the passages to the tooth. ...Read more
I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.
Increasing?: If pain/swelling is increasing may mean presence of residual infection, incomplete fill, root fracture, slightly elongated temporary filling, etc. If pain/swelling decreasing, remember that all surgical procedures have a healing time. Please call the Dentist or specialist Endodontist who treated you for reevaluation. ...Read more
When should I notice improvement of post-root canal swelling (2days after procedure) now that I've started amoxicillin?
Within 36 hours: I find that between 20 to 36 hours you should note a noticble decrese in swelling. If this is not the case please contact your dentist to change the type of antibiotic or open the tooth to drain further. If the swelling greatly increases you may need to go to the emergency room. This can be dangerous. ...Read more
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