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How can I tell if my cheek is swollen after root canal?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: By Feel

It will be physically larger than it used to be.

In brief: By Feel

It will be physically larger than it used to be.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Palpation

Before a cheek will swell, there will be a swelling between the cheek and gum adjacent to the tooth.
You can place your finger in this location and feel the swelling. For a comparison repeat on the opposite side of the mouth.

In brief: Palpation

Before a cheek will swell, there will be a swelling between the cheek and gum adjacent to the tooth.
You can place your finger in this location and feel the swelling. For a comparison repeat on the opposite side of the mouth.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: By feel or appearanc

Either you or somebody who knows you well should be able to discern a difference in your appearance.
You might feel as if it is swollen, you may be biting your cheek when you chew, or other abnormalities. If you cannot tell, would not worry about it.

In brief: By feel or appearanc

Either you or somebody who knows you well should be able to discern a difference in your appearance.
You might feel as if it is swollen, you may be biting your cheek when you chew, or other abnormalities. If you cannot tell, would not worry about it.
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