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Severe tooth pain, numbness in chin, lips. On antibiotics for infection. Root canal done, numbness persists. Cause of concern?

Hello, I was suffering from a severe toothache and my right side of chin and lower lip starting to get numb. I went to the dentist and he gave me antibiotics and told me to come back in a week for treatment and upon my return they proceeded with a root canal . and he said that the numbness will still be there for a while after the root canal due to the fact that there was an infection. It has been almost a week since my root canal and I am going to see my dentist next week. The numbness still remains.How long does it take to go away? Should I be worried?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics 's  Response
according to the information provided by you i would say that the one full week was wasted before starting the RCT in the infected tooth. the numbness will go but due to the reason that RCT was stated a bit late the after effects of inflammation will take some extra time to heal.
there is nothing to worry. ask your dentist to priscribe you some multivitamin course to hasten the healing process.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
you have not mentioned the tooth area,as which tooth it was ?
but i guess, it is the front or premolars or canines., the infection has hit the mental nerve as well, so probably after the completion of treatment, still itwill take time to be in good condition.
get your post operative antibiotic regimen correctly and take some soft and slight cold food.

Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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