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Gum swollen after root canal. Is this normal and how do I get the swelling down?

Gum swollen after root canal. Is this normal and how do I get the swelling down?

See the dentist: I would go back to see the dentist who performed the root canal. There may be an infection. The dentist can then best let you know how to manage this. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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How do I treat a large swollen gum under my root canal?

Gingival abscess: A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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I had a root canal on #10. Tooth is still painful to touch and it wiggles. Gums red and swollen. What are typical courses of action for such a tooth?

I had a root canal on #10. Tooth is still painful to touch and it wiggles. Gums red and swollen. What are typical courses of action for such a tooth?

Not uncommon: It is normal to have some minor pain or discomfort after root canal treatment. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than one week, contact your dentist or endodontist. ...Read more

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Mom had a root canal gums swollen a bump with pulse in it remain on gum why ?

Abscess or cyst: If the swelling is in the area that equates to the top of the root then it is probably a cyst or an abscess. The root canal may help to resolve this over time. If not then she will need an apicoectomy if she still wants to save the tooth. ...Read more

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Had a root canal over a year ago and i noticed my gums and cheek is swollen with a lump in my cheek but no pain what so ever. What could this be?

Failed Root Canal: This is unfortunately a possibility with any tooth and any root canal. The treatment option is removing the previous root canal and repeating the process. This is often best carried out by a specialist endodontist. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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Why does my gum feel the same before root canal my jaw feels numb/ swollen had it done monday now saturday and still a little pain inside tooth?

Why does my gum feel the same before root canal my jaw feels numb/ swollen had it done monday now saturday and still a little pain inside tooth?

Be seen: If the numbness persist please let your dentist know about it. Depending on the location of the tooth and proximity, the nerves that give sensation to your jaw are at risk during a root canal. ...Read more

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I have root canal treatment done 5 years ago to my upper front teeth and since then i had my gum swollen around that teeth . What is the reason?

A few possibilities.: The swollen gum can be because the root canal failed and you got re-infected. If the tooth was crowned, it could be due to an ill-fitting crown or poorly shaped filling that is at the gum line. It could have nothing to do with the root canal and is actually caused by heavy plaque and tartar under the gum. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more