Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?

Recommended. If you have swelling or bacterial drainage associated with your tooth, an antibiotic may be prescribed. If you develop any swelling after treatment call your dentist for post-op appointment.
Antibiotics RCT. Antibiotics can help if you experience a flare up following a root canal. If you have extreme swelling, contact your dentist and see if they want your to come in for evaluation or will prescribed you meds over the phone. It is up to them.
Yes. Anibiotics probably should be given or such a swelling. The bigger question should be why are you swollen. This could be a sign of an underlying problem, as this is not a normal or favorable occurence. The antibiotics will not "fix" a deficiency in the root canal, but may be effective in getting the swelling temorarily under control. You should watch this closely. Perhaps get another opinion.

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I had root canal, I suppose I'm fine. There was no other facial swelling. It's only a small abscess too. And would this tooth need to be extracted now?

Likely no... Usually a root canal is done to preserve a tooth that you intend NOT to extract. There is a high likelihood that additional care will be necessary to preserve the tooth (such as a build-up and a crown). While there remains a possibility of failure, talk with your dentist to address the specifics in your case. Read more...
See your dentist. If you have a small abscess after root canal, this could be a sign of complications and possibly of a root canal failure. See your dentist for re-evaluation x-rays and treatment options. Read more...

I have a lot of pain and facial swelling from a root canal retreat. I was given penicillin v and metronidazole. When will the swelling go down?

Call your dentist. Typically it can take 24 hours for an antibiotic to take effect. If the swelling and or pain is severe and increasing the you should call the dentist and report this. It may be necessary to change the antibiotic or do. Another treatment to provide relief for you. Read more...
Give time. It usually takes 24-36 hours to notice results after starting a course of antibiotics. If there is no change after3-4 days contact the dentist who did the root canal or sooner if the swelling increases after 36 hours. Read more...
Finished or not ? If the root canal was finished, then it should only take a few days. You may need a different antibiotic , or an incision and drainage. Retreats are only 50% successful according to the literature. Read more...
Typically 3-7 days. Most advanced dental infections will take at least 2-3 days for antibiotics to start to have a positive effect. Depending on the progression and nature of the infection, this can take longer. One way to "get the upper hand" is to have a dentist make an incision and drain the swelling and greatly reduce the bacterial load. Facial swellings should be monitored as they can become quite serious. Read more...

I had a root canal two days ago however, I noticed this morning that I have some facial swelling and bruising under my eye. Is this normal?

Not really. Once a root canal treatment is completed you are not supposed to have any more pain or swelling although some discomfort can be expected, it is possible that there may be another reason for the swelling but only your dentist can tell. Ask your dentist to check it out. Read more...
Possibly . possibly over manipulation of the canal, but could residual infection or simply the the original infection not yet responding to treatment yet. time to see you DDS. Read more...
See your dentist. It is normal to feel slightly tenderness in the area for a couple days after your root canal treatment as your body undergoes the natural healing process and possible over-instrumentation. Contact your dentist right away if you develop a visible swelling. . Read more...

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Start with dentist. Tooth abcess should be ruled out. Sometimes if a post is put in , it can be placed in such a way as it is extending in to sinus. This can cause an infection of both the tooth and sinus. Xrays and sometimes a cat scan is needed. An ENT dr would then be needed. Read more...
Root canal failure. Go to your dentist or endodontist to have the tooth evaluated. Root canals can occasionally fail. Depending on the situation the root canal may have to be retreated by an endodontist, or surgery called an apicoectomy is sometimes done depending on the position of roots and their relation to the maxillary sinus. Read more...
Dentist First. From you history, i would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. Read more...
See a dentist. Ther is not usually swelling that is visible with sinusitis. You should see a dentist to see if the tooth has re-abscessed. Read more...
Dental consult 1st. The facial swelling would tend to indicate an infection is present. First see your dentist to diagnose the cause of the problem(s) and suggest treatment options. The roots of that tooth usually approximate the sinus and you may be getting referred pain, inflammation or infection of the sinus or an unrelated issue. Your dentist might recommend you also see a physician. Read more...

How long can face swelling last while on an antibiotic after a root canal?

It all depends. Swelling after a root canal should be a very rare occurence, and should be monitored very cosely. Antibiotics can be helpful in reducing the swelling, but 3-7 days can be required. You should at least consider that the root canal is ineffective, or did not address the source of the swelling. Request that you be monitored by your dentist that did the root canal or see an endodontist. Read more...

I got a root canal done, and my face was swollen 2 days after, taking antibiotics and vicodin, its now been 5 days and still have swelling. Help?

See a Dentist Again. The aim of root canal therapy is to eliminate an infection within (sometimes around) a tooth. This usually works quite quickly and well. However, if the infection doesn't clear-up, especially with the support of antibiotics, you must go back to the dentist. Perhaps an additional antibiotic is needed. Maybe more treatment has to be done. Facial infections are serious and dangerous. Go back again. Read more...
Contact your dentist. It was not clear if your root canal treatment was started or completed and how much of the original swelling is still present. It is possible you may need some additional treatment and/or a different antibiotic. You should contact your dentist for re-evaluation. Read more...
5 days? If swelling is coming down it is a good sign. But if it remains the same it is not a good sign. Visit your dentist. Read more...
Return to DDS. Swelling needs a path to drain. Clearly from your question this is not occurring. I suggest you return to your dds to be reevaluated. Sometimes the type of antibiotic may need to be changed too. Read more...