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Root Canal Complications Swelling
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
Call ur dentist: You may have an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
It take few days: To about two weeks.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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer