Top
20
Doctor insights on: Swollen Jaw After Root Canal

Share
1

1
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?

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?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts. What should I do?

I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts. What should I do?

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

See 6 more doctor answers
3

3
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.

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

See 3 more doctor answers
6

6
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

Yes, it ok to finish: Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and jaw is a symptom of infection. It can take a long time for the infection to clear up even after the root canal is completed. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
9

9
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.?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
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?

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

14

14
Is it normal for lip to be swollen after root canal?

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

NO: That is indicative of an infection. See your dentist and make sure he knows about your situation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Got pain in my jaw after oral surgery for root canal. What drugs?

Got pain in my jaw after oral surgery for root canal. What drugs?

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

See 4 more doctor answers
16

16
Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?

Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?

Yes, of coarse: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The treatment for this type of abscess is normally root canal treatment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Root canal, swollen superclavical nodes. Very scared. ENT said they were 5mm and moveable, painless and not to worry but I'm worried?

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

19

19
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?

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?

Yes: Please don't let it go! See a dentist to control the infection then eliminate it by either doing root canal therapy to save it or do an extraction and clean out the socket. The infection is going through your body and you know that because of your lymph nodes ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

Why is my cheek still swollen after a root canal?

RC: 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. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers