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Swollen Face After Root Canal
Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 more
I had a painful bump on my gum last night where I need a root canal done now this morning my face is swollen! Why is that? Can my tooth be saved?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
After having root canal more than a week ago, I still feel minor swelling in the face. Overall, I feel so much better. Is the swell time common?
Not usually : A week is a little bit too long in my opinion., I guess the better question would be was it swollen prior to your root canal? Root canals remove the inflamed or infected nerve, artery and vein in the tooth. Afterwards it is hermetically sealed by the filling material which ensures a good deal and prevents bacteria from circulating to and from the tooth through the passages to the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can happen: You may be experiencing what's called a flare-up. It happens up to 13% of the time following root canal. They are more common with retreatment root canals and teeth that have larger areas of inflammation around the root tip. There can be an exaggerated immune response to debris or bacteria at the root tip. You may require further cleaning of the root canal or an antibiotic if you are febrile. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers