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Half of face swollen after a root canal procedure! No pain, only swelling.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 6, 2018
  • 03:18 PM

Had a root canal for a periapical tooth abscess. Apparently, there was significant inflammation around the abscess on X-ray. I was prescribed Amoxycillin (875 mg) twice a day but woke up with face swelling on the same side the next day. When I called the endodontist she changed the antibiotic to Clindamycin. Have only taken two doses but the swelling is still there. I am icing it occasionally and also taking ibuprofen 4-5 times a day.

Very worried about the cause of the swelling! Does anyone have any experiences or insights regarding this? Why do you think this happened and how long should I wait before panicking?

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