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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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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.?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer