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Will swelling on my palette go down with antibiotics? I had root canal on tuesday. Buccal infection cleared up but this tender swelling has appeared

Will swelling on my palette go down with antibiotics? I had root canal on tuesday. Buccal infection cleared up but this tender swelling has appeared

It might: But the doctor that is treating you for this root canal therapy needs to evaluate the situation. You are currently under his/her care and they know that tooth better than anyone on the internet. Feel better soon... ...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 have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Dentist First: From you history, i would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. ...Read more

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3 weeks after root canal retreatment i still have swelling and soreness. I just finished my 2nd round of antibiotics & steroids. Is this normal?

3 weeks after root canal retreatment i still have  swelling and soreness. I just finished my 2nd round of antibiotics & steroids. Is this normal?

It is unusual. See: Your dentist. Typically, any pain and swelling that was caused by a root canal infection clears within days, not weeks. There is still something going in. See your dentist to have the area evaluated again. ...Read more

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Root canal treated tooth broke when extracted surgically. 3rd day after, still pain n swelling. Some pain in ear, sore throat. Normal?On 2 antibiotics

Quite normal: A surgical extraction often results in those symptoms. If you are in distress, contact the treating surgeon for a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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

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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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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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 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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Is there swelling around tooth with root canal?

Sometimes: A tooth that needs a root canal does not always display swelling. A tooth may need a root canal for different reasons which manifest themselves in different ways. ...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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