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Missing filling and swollen face after having root canal done

I had a root canal this morning and I have to go back on weds to get it finished . I woke yesterday with a filling missing and a swollen face ( really swollen ) .I m on distacolor antibiotics and my face is so sore and I feel like I have flu . No temp yet .. But I m wondering how long will it take the swelling to go away . Thanks niall ireland
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I read your query & would like to tell you that you might be having chronic abscess in that teeth.Your dentist might have done emergency access opening to get you relieved of that.This inflammatory process might take some time to subside.In your case its better to get open dressing i.e. just cotton dressing without temporary filling,otherwise it will cause pain.
You can start with zerodol-SP thrice a day along with novaclox-LB twice a day & an aciloc once daily if gastric problem persists. You also need to take few precautions like:-
-don't do hot compresses on that area
-do warm saline rinses 4 times a day
don't apply pressure while eating from that side.
Visit your dentist for further appointment.

Take Care
Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
sometimes when a chronic infected tooth is opened for root canal treatment the inflammatory process leads to localized swelling in the bone surrounding the infected tooth. the same has happened in your case too. its ok that the covering cotton is already not plugging the root canal opening.
besides taking antibiotics and anti inflammatory tabs try to rinse with Luke warm saline water 5 to six times a day till your next appointment. don t apply any heat on outer face around the swelling.
the swelling will take 3 to 4 days to go.
and till the swelling is completely gone i don't think that your dentist would try to finish the RCT.
just follow your doctor s instructions properly and get well soon.
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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