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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!!

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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.
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Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?

Swelling

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This can be serious. Please call your Dentist or Endodontic Specialist. Antibiotic may help in time, but call now to be sure.
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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?

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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.
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Dr. Louis Sterling answered:

I had root canal on infected tooth after strong antibiotics, and now my face is very swollen and hurts bad. What do I do?

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you seem to still have an infection. you may need to have the swelling treated locally (drained) and you may need a different antibiotic if the first one used didn't clearup your infection. meanwhile use ice on the swelling. 20 min on/off.
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Dr. Danni Sayman answered:

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?

5 days?

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If swelling is coming down it is a good sign. But if it remains the same it is not a good sign. Visit your dentist.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

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?

See a dentist ASAP

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Do not fool around with this yourself. An abscess needs draining and you should be seen as soon as possible by a dentist or oral surgeon and have this treated professionally. Good luck.
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Dr. Danni Sayman answered:

Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

RC

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Inflammed tissues take time to go back to normal even after RC. If it does not go down in the following days go back to your dentist. If swelling get worse that is not a good sign
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Dr. Jeffrey Krantz answered:

Is it normal for lip to be swollen after root canal?

NO

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That is indicative of an infection. See your dentist and make sure he knows about your situation.
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How do I treat a large swollen gum under my root canal?

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Your dentist needs to evaluate the tooth to determine why there is an infection, and if the tooth needs retreatment or extraction.
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