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Is it normal for my gums to be swollen after gingivectomy?

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Dr. Jake Richards answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Immediately after there will be inflammation from the procedure. Make sure to keep it clean even when it is sore. A few days it should be gone.

Answered Jul 11, 2012

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Dr. Arnold Perman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Gums will tend to be swollen after a gingivectomy. If they remain swollen for a a prolonged period of time you need to contact your dentist or periodontist.

Answered Jul 28, 2012

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