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hi just had a dental implant about 5 days ago to my front tooth in the top. i had to get a temporary tooth, now the gum is a little swolen behind it ?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
IMPLANT: What is the question? If you want to know why you are swollen, the treating dentist will have the best answer for you call them
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Post-Op Appointment: Some swelling and discomfort are normal after dental surgery, however, it will be a wise choice to see the doctor who placed the implant and temporary crown sooner than later. Typically, you should be seen no later than 10 days after surgery...if you are in pain, get in as soon as possible. Best of luck!
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Typical Swelling: After the dental implant is placed, your gums must heal for one or two weeks. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon for post-op appointment.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
Call DDS: It appears that you had an immediate loaded implant with the placement of the provisional. Have the dentist check that the tooth is out of occlusion completely, so that you do not place any stress on it.

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