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Do I have a dental infection

I had a tooth filled 2 weeks ago and a lot of throbbing of my nerver has been going on by that tooth.  Going on into the 3rd week, I woke up and noticed my face on the side the tooth was pulled is swollen.  What is wrong and how can I resolve this problem?
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I agree with sue2324.  It sounds like you have a dental abscess forming from your filling.  You should go back immediately to your dentist and get it taken care of.  A root canal sounds most likely and then possibly a crown afterwards.
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you have an abcess and need a root canal
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You should contact or visit your dentist as soon as possible. Tell him/her the problem and I bet, he knows what to do next.

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