Five days ago, I had a root canal done on my premolar. It was an abscessed tooth. I have been having pain on this tooth for about two years but never had it checked because of fear. I only went to the dentist when I saw a giant formed on my gum above the tooth. They put me under IV sedation and had the procedure done completely in one sitting. He took some x-rays after the procedure and said everything looked fine. He sent me home with antibiotics and painkillers. After the anesthetic wore off I started to experience mild pain in the tooth. I took antibiotics and painkillers. I was able to deal with the pain.
On the third day after the treatment, I noticed a feeling of tightness in my cheek and it felt like a hard ball was on top of my gum above the canal treated tooth. It's very painful to touch. Today is the 5th day and my gums are more heavily swollen and my is painful. What can I do? I am still taking painkillers and antibiotics but there is no sign of the swelling on my gums reducing. I just feel like the infection wasn't completely cleared yet and I am afraid that it is eating away at my and jaw. Please advise me on this! I would be grateful for any help you can give me.