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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 went for root canal treatment and today i discovered swelling. My dr. Says its due to the reaction af anesthesia.Is it critical. M worried about it?

I went for root canal treatment and today i discovered swelling. My dr. Says its due to the reaction af anesthesia.Is it critical. M worried about it?

Relax: It is highly unlikely a reaction to the anesthetic. It's more likely swelling related to the trauma of the root canal. Reactions to the local anesthetic used by dentists are pretty uncommon. An allergic reaction would have occurred immediately, not this long after the injection. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice?. Need help! had root canal treatment day before yesterday. Swelling in gums.?

Please can I get some advice?. Need help! had root canal treatment day before yesterday. Swelling in gums.?

Call your Dentist: Call the dentist or endodontic specialist who did your rx. Additional treatment and/or antibiotics may be required to manage the swelling. Don't wait, call now please. ...Read more

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Right below my left ear I have some swelling. It pains when I touch that area or move my neck. One month back I had root canal treatment in right jaw?

Right below my left ear I have some swelling. It pains when I touch that area or move my neck.  One month back I had root canal treatment in right jaw?

HMMM?: It is tough to diagnose this over the computer but a guess, with your recent surgery, would be you may have some infectious process like cellulitis or an abscess forming in the area. i would get checked out with your symptoms and history of the recent surgery. God luck. ...Read more

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Is some swelling normal after root canal therapy. Finished about an hour ago, still numb, seem as little swollen, my cheek...

Is some swelling normal after root canal therapy. Finished about an hour ago, still numb, seem as little swollen, my cheek...

It is normal: It is normal to feel slightly tenderness in the area for a couple days after your root canal treatment as your body undergoes the natural healing process and possible over-instrumentation. Contact your dentist right away if you develop a visible swelling. ...Read more

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Do i need to get a crown after root canal treatment?

Yes, In most cases : In most cases treatment for a tooth( premolar or molar ) that needs a root canal is to have the root canal an then have a crown placed. You will need to ask your dentist what the best restoration should be for the tooth that had a root canal. Also you should know all poss complication with out having a crown after root canal treatment. ...Read more

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Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

Depends: The american assoc. Of endodontists recommends that all posterior teeth that receive root canals have cuspal protection. That means a crown or onlay! this prevents fractures and tooth loss.In anterior teeth, it depends on the integrity of the tooth, presence of previous fillings, occlusion and other factors . Hence it may not be necessary on some anterior teeth.In children, we sometimes wait. ...Read more

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