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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

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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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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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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What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

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

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Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

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

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Why do I have this strange swelling after root canal and apicoectomy?

Which one?: In many case, apicoectomy is done if a root canal cannot be access from the crown top. You should be on antibiotic. Check with your dentist to manage your swelling. Corticosteroid may be used to control the swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?

Is it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?

No: Temporary swelling. Yes. But not permanent. A root canal is not very invasive and permanent swelling is very unusual. ...Read more

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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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