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Swollen Face After Root Canal
Does your face get swollen after a root canal? If so, how long does it last? Her picture day is 2 days after. Will it be gone by then? Thank you!
Not too often: One of the reasons for a root canal is an infected tooth. While the infection starts inside the tooth, abscesses are by definition 'outside' the tooth. The root canal treats the source, but sometimes the abscess can still progress in size resulting in visible swelling. If concerned, seek follow-up evaluation from your dentist. An antibiotic might help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?
Swollen face from infected tooth up to my eye. Partial root canal=penicillin/pain killer & day later IV steroid. When will swelling go down? Ice it?
I had root canal on infected tooth after strong antibiotics, and now my face is very swollen and hurts bad. What do I do?
I got a root canal done, and my face was swollen 2 days after, taking antibiotics and vicodin, its now been 5 days and still have swelling. Help?
I have been in pain since yesterday and need a root canal but now my face is swollen badly. What can I do for this?
You need: Immediate care. Please contact your dentist or the provider who will be doing your root canal asap. If this is not a viable plan of action -go an emergency room. An er will not be able to cure the problem but antibiotics may be used as a stop-gap measure. Please do not delay in getting care. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had a root canal 2 years ago and now that "tooth" is giving me severe pain. My gums are swollen and my face is swollen on one side. ?
Infection: Any tooth can get an infection, a root canal does not prevent that or make it more likely. Get seen today or call your doc or dentist. Any doc can start antibiotics and treat the pain until you can get seen by your dentist. If you have fever, trouble swallowing, rapidly increasing swelllng or redness of the cheek or face go to the ER. Gook luck! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too.Taking amoxicillin on day?
A root canal for my abcess tooth on 1/17/15. He did not put me on anti biotics before hand and my face is still swollen. How long does swelling last?
I had a root canal 3 days ago on tooth 20. No pain before the procedure. Had moderate pain since. Pain better today, but my face is visibly swollen. Taking amoxicillin 875 2 times daily as well as ibuprofen. Endodontist and regular dentist office closed f
Usually OK: If you are on amoxicillin , infection is unlikely. However root canal is a traumatic procedure and may cause pain and swelling for a few days. You are doing the right thing. But if you can't get a pain medication, try placing an ice pack at the area for up 20 minutes at a time. Your PCP may also be able to Rx a pain med for you if it is intolerable. Call dentist if problem worsens or persists. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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