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Under eye swelling after roots extracted.
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Under eye swelling after roots extracted.

Hallo,
        ln Novemder of last year l had 2 roots removed from an upper tooth, ( l think it was a molar or pre molar, the 2nd or 3rd from the end)  which the previous dentist had not told me had been left in.
During the extraction l felt that he was applying too much pressure and l felt as though my head was going to explode!.   Fortunately, l didn`t have much pain afterwards, but the next day l noticed bruising around the mouth and also the eye.  This got a lot worse over the next few days, l looked as though someone had hit me, and it took about 4 0r 5 weeks before it was completly gone.  l`ve had bruising around the mouth before, on a previous visit but never around the eye and it was quite bad.    Once it had completely dissapeared l then started to notice that there seemed to be a slight but noticeable swelling under the eye that had been bruised.  l thought it would eventually go away but it hasn`t and l am a bit aware of it.  l did see my docter, eventually, and she sent me for an xray which came back as normal,, but the equipment went around my head, though they told me it wasn`t an OPG, so l`m not sure how accurate it was.   lf you have any idea what this is and  how to get rid of it l would be extremely grateful.  
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So there's still a little bit of noticeable swelling around the eye area after 8 months?  Which doctor did you see?  Your primary care physician or your dentist?  You may want to follow up with your primary care physician and see if he/she can make a referral to get it checked out.  Another option is to find an oral surgeon and see if they can figure it out.  Sorry, I'm not sure what it may be.  I can only imagine there's still some scar tissue underneath perhaps and that's why there feels like there's something there.  
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