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My gums have become red and swollen 16 days after a dental bone graft. if it is infected, what are the typical methods of treatment?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

See yr dentist ASAP: Swollen and bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome.

Answered 9/9/2017

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Dr. Scott Methven answered

Specializes in Dentistry

See you provider: Post operative visits are generally free. If you are having questions regarding your surgery, give your provider a call for their opinion. If it isn't hurting and isn't a substainal amount of blood give it a day or two and see if it's any better. Rinse a few times a day with warm salt water (1 tsp per 8 oz of warm water). Best of luck! Antibiotics are usually given if needed!

Answered 4/6/2015

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