My cheek is swollen 48 hours after I received Novacaine. I have had a lot of dental work done and this has never happened. I got a root canal on the upper right side (I've had about 4 root canals) and of course he numbed it with Novacaine. When I left I waited for it to wear off and it did however my cheek remained swollen. I am taking anti-biotics and Advil. I have put ice on it several times and 2 days later, it is still swollen. I am so afraid I am permanently damaged. I called the dentist and they said it will go down but I am no seeing any results...at all! Please can someone tell me how long it will be swollen and what else I can do to get this down? As a side note, my tooth is fine, no swelling in the gums or anything so I don't think the swelling is from the tooth. I think it's from the Novacaine and I'm wondering if he hit a nerve and if this will be permenant.
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