My wife recently had a root canal, 3 days ago, and with that root canal came some pain....as to be expected. Last night she was in EXTREME pain and I noticed slight swelling around her jaw. I though this was unusual so I told her to go back to the Dentist. She returned today and informed me that the dentist performed some more work on her mouth. He apparently pulled one of the fillings our of her root, injected or inserted, some anti-biotic and refilled it. Now there is noticeable swelling around her jaw and she is in even more pain than the previous night. She has been given some more Anti-Biotics and some pain-killers and she is in tears. Is this the sign of something more serious? There is no place for me to take her this time of night, so I thought I'd try this.
i don't know what advice to offer other than take her to an ER if the pain is that bad. Well... FIRST call an ER to see if they have a program where they have dentists on call. most of them do, if they do, then that's where you need to take her. other wise... other than an ER tonight, i have no idea what else to offer...
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