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swollen gland after dental cleaning

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
WNL: It is within normal limits.. It depends on how inflamed your gums were before the cleaning, and how much calculus you had built up. The hygienist does ... Read More
Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Yes: Especially if the hygienist was very thorough. The symptoms should pass within a week, and meanwhile, please continue your good brushing and flossing ... Read More
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Dr. Neil McLeod
49 years experience Prosthodontics
No not normal: But, while it is not "normal" to have swollen and tender gums after a dental cleaning, because most regular recievers of dental cleanings are looking ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Tender Gums Post Tx: Good day; Most likely you experienced an allergic reaction to materials/ chemicals used during prophylaxis. Possible harshness of stain removal (pr ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
After cleaning....: It's not uncommon for your gums to feel sore after a thorough dental cleaning although this generally only lasts a couple of days. Some patients devel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: The swelling is probably not related to the cleaning. The swelling may be an infection and requires an immediate evaluation. Call the dentist, explain ... Read More
Dr. Mehrdad Noorani
34 years experience Dentistry
Does he have allergy: You should evaluate with an xray to make sure no pathology or root canal is needed.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Must be examined: There are many possible reasons for swelling including, but not limited to, infected tooth, infected gums, allergic reaction, food impact ion, trauma, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call ur dentist..: ... Just to let them know what occurred. Did you get an injection, or was there a lot of calculus removal, or was it a routine, 6 month cleaning? It's ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Fritz
43 years experience Dentistry
Dental issues: Yes, keep the appointment. Sounds like you have infection in your gums which the laser will help remove.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: The bacteria that normally inhabit a woman's vagina is vastly different from the bacteria that live in our oral cavity. Exposure to it in an active a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
No set fee...: .... Unless you belong to an insurance network and are being treated by a participating dentist. If so, the fees are set by the insurance co and you c ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
11 years experience Dentistry
Yes but: Gingivitis can be addressed with a regular dental cleaning. However, the real prevention comes with routine home care that includes proper brushing 2x ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Different Opinions: Somewhat controversial. The pediatric dentist's society recommends dental care as early as 6 mos/a. In our community, most pediatricians suggest begin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
15 years experience Dentistry
Teeth Cleaning: It depends where you live. In colorado you can have your teeth cleaned without seeing a dentist. However a hygienist cannot legally diagnose cavities ... Read More

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