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Cavity filled. Gums sore had advil. Face swelled up in morning. Applied ice pack. Is it normal?

Hi, I had minor dental work done yesterday on 2nd tooth from the front (right side). He had to get up inside the gum to smooth and fill a cavity. everything seemed fine last night, a little sore I tood (2) advil and went to bed. When I woke up this morning the right side of my face looked deformed from swelling up. I put Ice on it and it is getting a little better. My question is...Is this normal?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
as you gave the details about your problem,it seems that you have infection which has been spread to the root area of your tooth.i will suggest you please go to your dentist and get an x-ray done for that tooth.and after proper diagnosis only go for the treatment.because swelling may be because of abscess in that area which need please follow all the given instructions.nothing to get worried.
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would be glad to answer your dental query.
according to the history presented by you, it seems that you front tooth has had an infection which has spread to the sorrounding soft tissue which is responsible for swelling all around.
i would suggest you visit your dentist, get an x-ray done of the tooth, to rule out the diagnosis.
swelling will be there until it is drained by a dentist,
avoid hot drinks, or hot compresses over the swelling,
use betadine mouth gargle (3-4)times/day.
and kindly visit your dentist soon,before the infection spreads any further,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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