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Swollen Jaw 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?
Tooth abscess: This edema that you are describing can be a sign of an abscess — collection of infection vs. Swelling from the treatment. You should follow-up with the endodontist & perhaps empirically start an antibiotic. Apply heat to the area. If you feel as if the swelling is increasing, erythema is spreading, you become febrile, have nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath, dysphagia — act immediately — ->er. ...Read more
I had a root canal that resulted in swollen jaw and a fever of around 100. I started on 300mg of Clindamycin t.i.d. Will that bring the fever down? I also had a gum boil which got drained.
See a dentist: Most often, an infection should be evaluated by a health provider. Any abscess will heal more quickly once drained, because antibiotics won't get into an area without blood supply. For that reason there is a higher risk of complication or spread of infection to other areas if this is not performed. In particular, the bacteria in a serious dental infection can affect the heart valves. ...Read more
Jaw tender and feels a little swollen on left side. Have a root canal appointment for a bottom molar on that side. Is abscess forming?
Can an unfinished root canal cause a jaw infection? It doesn't hurt, just feels odd when I touch the swollen bone? Not sure if it's bone.
Yes: Most definitely. Get some antibiotics if you are suspecting infection. ...Read more
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?
I just got a root canal today and all numbing has worn off. There is a lump on my jaw line. Is it swollen from the treatment or could it have got infe?
Hard to say..: It most likely is from the injection, but there's small chance it is infected. Have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?
Started a root canal, unable to finish. Now have a swollen lower jaw, which is tender and warm to the touch. Throbbing pain as well.?
Infection: The infection from the incomplete treatment is spreading, and can be both dangerous and life threatening. Seek treatment now. There's no otc remedy for this. Call your dentist immediately. ...Read more
Molar is very painful when biting, jaw and lymph nodes hurt and swollen. Would extraction solve my problem. Had a root canal on same tooth already.
I had a root canal last week and nowmy jaw is swollen and I'm in a lot of pain. Xray doesn't show any sign of infection and my dentist sayshe can't do?
See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem. An endodontist is a dentist who has completed a 2 or 3 year specialty program about root canals. ...Read more
I'm on Flagyl 400mg x3 for infection in jaw after root canal — face and jaw is numb — 4 days remaining on them will this go away once I stop?
Follow up : It's difficult to clarify with little information however it is not uncommon to have some pain and even swelling following some root canal procedures. Your Flagyl will likely help reduce infection. You may continue to be numb following anesthetic but if it lasts for more than a day you should call your doctor, it's best to review with them what to expect given the procedure they competed for you. ...Read more
NO: That is indicative of an infection. See your dentist and make sure he knows about your situation. ...Read more
Call: Call your oral surgeon and ask for medication recommendation. You may need pain meds and/or anti-inflammatories and/or antibiotics. Depends on what's causing the pain. ...Read more
Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?
Root canal, swollen superclavical nodes. Very scared. ENT said they were 5mm and moveable, painless and not to worry but I'm worried?
See dentist: If there is an infection unresolved with the RCT, then biomarker l-homocysteine will resonate with the tooth. Identify the infection and detoxify, and nodes will normalize. ...Read more
I don't know if anyone can help me but I had a root canal done yesterday and I'm in a lot of pain and my gums are swollen what should I do?
Bottom mollar root canal with large absess/infection. Painful Swollen lymph and now my toncill is very angry. Am I in trouble? Can this be dangerous?
Many possibilities: Root canal treatment can stimulate an inflammatory reaction. This can be bacterially induced, traumatically induced or both. The important question is what is the cause of your current pain. I suggest you return to the doctor that treated you for a detailed exam and diagnosis. Normal inflammation from trauma usually subsides in 7-14 days. Good luck. ...Read more
By Feel : It will be physically larger than it used to be. ...Read more
2-3 days: It will usually take 2-3 days to get resolution of a swollen cheek caused by an infected tooth. ...Read more
Shock like pain in and around gum tissue of new crown with pain in jaw too. Bite is not too high. Root canal went well....? No one knows, I need help
Sorry but..: Sorry but this requires an exam, x-rays and some tests that need to be done personally and not over the internet. How long ago was the rct and crown done? When did the symptoms first appear? "no one knows"?- who have you seen? This may require a second opinion by an endodontist and\or general dentist. A cbct scan (3d image) may be helpful with a diagnosis. ...Read more
Had 1st half of root canal, due for 2nd half next week. Have a pea sized node swollen under jawline, on side of infected tooth. It this from rt canal?
Few days....: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending on how invasive the procedure is, whether he had to clear out infection, or abscess at the root. He should also give you a script for pain medication appropriate to the procedure, and appropriate to his knowledge of your pain threshold and ability to handle pain. Call, get advice. ...Read more