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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
See oral surgeon : Or go to the emergency room. Swelling to that degree is an indicator of a severe infection and may require drainage. Do not wait. Make sure you are seen today! ...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?
Phone Call...: Call your treating dentist immediately. You're asking for a specific time for the swelling to subside, which cannot be determined based on the little information posted. Infections like this may need to be surgically drained. Make the call... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had root canal on infected tooth after strong antibiotics, and now my face is very swollen and hurts bad. What do I do?
See dentist: call your dentist ASAP. The antibiotic may not be effective against your infection or there is a problem with the root canal filling. If you have not been treated by an endodontist see one at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 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?
Can't generalize: Swelling in your hand is not likely to be related to the root canal. Depending on where your facial swelling is the same may be true there. We don't always use antibiotics when treating root canals of teeth so you really need to have your facial swelling evaluated by your treating dentist and your hand swelling looked at by your primary care provider. Swelling lasts as long as there is inlammation ...Read more
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