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I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

See your dentist: minor Pain and swelling is possible after the root canal. if the situation gets worse after 1-2 days, you need to see your dentist. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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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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I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

Yes: Anything may be normal after rc, pain, some swelling, etc, etc. Wait some days, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Root canal: Some pain is common after a root canal . If there is an active infection an antibiotic can help you heal. See the dentist that did the root canal about your pain and they will be the best one to answer your question. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Will gum swelling go down after root canal?

Yes should : Gum abscess usually would go away after rootcanal..Time varies depending on severity of infection..Get it checked if doesnt go after few weeks of root canal and taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does the pain stop immediately after a root canal?

Does the pain stop immediately after a root canal?

Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after a procedure, and typically after that period of time, you will begin to experience more relief. ...Read more

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in tooth few months after root canal treatment. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

See dentist: It may be that you fractured/split your tooth. If you did not get it filled and/or crowned after the root canal, it might have been too weak to take the stresses of chewing. See your dentist asap, to check and treat. ...Read more

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After having root canal and a cap, I still have slight swelling and pain in mouth?

Maybe bite related: May be related to the bite on the new crown or related to residual infection on the root canal address it with your dentist. ...Read more

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Root canal 2 weeks ago. Now jaw pain and clicking sound on the same side as root canal. Some soreness/throbbing to tooth and gums. Is this normal?

Root canal 2 weeks ago.  Now jaw pain and clicking  sound on the same side as root canal.  Some soreness/throbbing to tooth and gums.  Is this normal?

Many Issues: TMJ "clicking" when opening and/or closing is not directly due to the root canal therapy. Keeping your mouth opened wide during the procedure may be the problem. Pain around the tooth or joint? Soreness around the tooth should be investigated by your treating dentist. ...Read more

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How long until no pain in entire area and mouth after root canal?

How long until no pain in entire area and mouth after root canal?

Pain following rct: Usually a day or two but one should notice a decrease daily if increasing contact the dentist. ...Read more

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Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Infection: Sounds like you have infection or your mouth and or sinuses. If so you may need procedure, drain a dental abscess, or treat the problem. You start with one of us on healthtap, or call your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Dentist: see your dentist ASAP. Damaged teeth can let bacteria leak into your bloodstream and cause health issues. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a sign that there might be an infection. Take care of this quickly. ...Read more

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White gums and pain after root canal, what is this?

It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read more

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If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

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

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Pain after deep filling. Had root canal today. Toothache with headache after the RCT. Is that normal? If so, how long should I expect pain and headach

Pain after deep filling. Had root canal today. Toothache with headache after the RCT. Is that normal? If so, how long should I expect pain and headach

Root Canal: Rule of thumb, I generally tell the patient the first 24 hrs are the roughest. Did the dentist prescribe antibiotics? pain killer? Headache may be coincidental, especially if you are prone to them. Best bet is contact your dentist . ...Read more

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