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Is your cheak bone suppose to be really swollen after a root canal?

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Dr. Paul Epstein
Dentistry

In brief: No

No , you may have an infection in the area.
You should go back to the dentist that performed the root canal.

In brief: No

No , you may have an infection in the area.
You should go back to the dentist that performed the root canal.
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Facial Swelling

No, your cheekbone should not be really swollen after a root canal.
You may have an infection, an abscessed tooth. Return to see the dentist or endodontist who performed the root canal. If you're not on antibiotics, you probably should be. Sometimes an infected upper back tooth can lead to a sinus infection as well, or vice versa. Be careful...This could lead to a serious facial infection.

In brief: Facial Swelling

No, your cheekbone should not be really swollen after a root canal.
You may have an infection, an abscessed tooth. Return to see the dentist or endodontist who performed the root canal. If you're not on antibiotics, you probably should be. Sometimes an infected upper back tooth can lead to a sinus infection as well, or vice versa. Be careful...This could lead to a serious facial infection.
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