Typically, as you would expect after receiving treatment for the root canal with the esteemed & logical problem causing the ailments which you mentioned above, including numbness, one would expect to see recovery and a lessening of the numbness (parasthesia). However, as you mentioned, you do not yet have such. And possibly even an increase in swelling & numbness. Some of this is expected. Let me explain. With the 3 canal-ed root canal of your molar, some swelling is expected. This, of course should subside in due time. I would presume in the coming days and week or two at the most. The numbing or parasthesia? While I believe such numbness is almost certainly linked with the problems
from the root canal tooth, it also is something that will more than likely take some time to heal properly... Parasthesia or numbing of the area, please do"Google" it, while very annoying and somewhat scarey to have, it is something that generally always takes MORE time than you prefer. It generally does subside slowly, but 95% plus of the time does go away (I know that you want better news than that - but that is about the odds I've experienced). It also can take anywhere from a week to 6 months to have this numbness (parasthesia) go away. So, what am I saying? There isn't much if anything you can do now, except (sadly so) exercise patience. You've gotten the needed root canal, which is the likely cause of the numbness, as well as the temporary swelling. The swelling should subside rather quickly - usually less than 1-2 weeks. The numbness, while very, very likely to go away also, will almost always be a much slower problem to totally eradicate, but it generally always will go away - it's just that it may take weeks to months to do so. I hope this helps you Sir! You were acting very prudent to get the Dental team involved & get the needed root canal! Now... your best friend will likely be time. So please DO hang in there, as this too should pass, at least in time. Cordially, Dr. Rampton *PS: I hope the TMJ is feeling better! Most likely all of these symptoms were tied into the same problem - the needed root canal.