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I have swolswollen cheeks after deep gum cleaning yesterday. Is this normal?

I have swolswollen cheeks after deep gum cleaning yesterday. Is this normal?

Gums: Maybe but also a chance of infection. Ice your cheeks and gargle with salt water but call the dentist ...Read more

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I;ve had deep gum clean and have peridontal disease what dosage of ammoxicillin do i take?

I;ve had deep gum clean and have peridontal disease what dosage of ammoxicillin do i take?

Usual dose : 500 mg 3x/day for 7-10 days until all are taken, but not for everyone. Please ask your treating dentist or specialist periodontist for the correct answer as it applies to you specifically. ...Read more

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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

Not long: If you're following good dental hygine routine, bleeding should reduce then stop over a few wks or less. Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush, & become inflamed/irritated and gum disease can develop. A water pik might help too. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, esp if it doesn't clear. ...Read more

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I just had deep cleaning because gum was swollen for years. Will deep cleaning help stop halitosis?

I just had deep cleaning because gum was swollen for years. Will deep cleaning help stop halitosis?

If your problem: Is related to this - it may help. Bad breath may be caused by smoking, dry mouth (due to medications, ^ mouth breathing or salivary gland problems), gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers. ...Read more

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Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? other parts of gums was heal except 1 part of gums between 2 teeth?

Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? other parts of gums was heal except 1  part of gums between 2 teeth?

See a periodontist: It is very important to see a periodontist if you experience any of the symptoms of a refractory periodontal disease. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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When you have gingivitis how long does it take for all of you gums to get better. My gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning in gum line by dentist?

When you have gingivitis how long does it take for all of you gums to get better. My gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning in gum line by dentist?

Up to you: See Dentist as often as recommended, but Dentist can't do this alone. You have the major responsibility for keeping your gums healthy. Brush 2 full minutes(zebu the clock) at least 2x/day with sort toothbrush & pea sized portion of toothpaste. Very important, floss or Water Pik daily. Avoid excessive alcohol. Ask Dentist for more advice. ...Read more

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Is it a problem that my gums bled while they were deep cleaned?

Is it a problem that my gums bled while they were deep cleaned?

Gums will bleed: No, it is not a problem. Quite the opposite, they should bleed when having a deep cleaning. The reason for deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planning, is that the dentist took x-rays and periodontal measurements and found signs of infection, gums that bled while taking measurements, therefore the gums were ulcerated and infected. If the gums were not ulcerated and infected the deep cle. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are your gums supposed to hurt after deep cleaning?

Please tell me, are your gums supposed to hurt after deep cleaning?

PAIN: Yes it is possible but should not be prolonged or intense. Rinse with salt water and do your home care. Please double check with your dentist. ...Read more

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I had a deep cleaning a week ago today. Have two areas where the gum is in a ball, puffy, imflamed, when should this go down and if it does not?

See the dentist. : I suggest you see the dentist asap. Very hard to diagnose on this forum without knowing your oral and medical history. ...Read more

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How many times do I need deep cleaning before my gum disease goes away?

How many times do I need deep cleaning before my gum disease goes away?

Not exact..: recovering from gum disease depends on MANY factors. It is not just ' how many' cleanings you will need: it is also 1) how severe was the disease?, 2) what is your home care ability to keep things clean?, 3) what is your 'gums' ability to recover?, etc.. More importantly, gum disease rarely disappears but rather needs preventive maintenance and evaluation (by a Dentist) on a REGULAR basis.!! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many times a year must you go for deep cleaning if you have moderate gum disease?

Depends: It depends on how your gums have responded to the first round of "scaling and root planing'.. Maintanence cleanings are usually every3-4 months ...Read more

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I'm due to have crowns fitted in 10 days but my gums have been swollen and bleeding since Monday. Would you recommend a deep clean?

I'm due to have crowns fitted in 10 days but my gums have been swollen and bleeding since Monday.  Would you recommend a deep clean?

Follow up!: This is a great question for your dentist or hygienist. If you had a recent exam and cleaning/maintenance visit an assessment would have been made as to the health of your gums. Do 3 things: 1. Ensure you've had your gums checked within the last several months, 2. Brush & floss daily; be gentle & thorough, 3. Contact your provider right away; don't show up for treatment unprepared. ...Read more

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Is it ok to change retainers 1 week after deep cleaning on my left side. Right side was clean 2 weeks prior. Would this cause gum recession?

Is it ok to change retainers 1 week after deep cleaning on my left side. Right side was clean 2 weeks prior. Would this cause gum recession?

Unrelated: Retainers are removable appliances that are worn when the braces are removed, to hold the teeth in their permanent position. A deep cleaning may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line and not related to your retainers. ...Read more

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I got deep cleaning but not bleeding as much and my gums are still inflame. how long does it take for inflame gums to heal after deep cleaning?

I got deep cleaning but not bleeding as much and my gums are still inflame. how long does it take for inflame gums to heal after deep cleaning?

10 to 14 days: After Initial Periodontal Therapy or IPT, you must brush rinse and floss as instructed. Your gums may bleed for a few days as they heal, but excellent oral hygiene is the key to success! You should have a follow up scheduled with the treating dentist in 3 to 4 weeks. Good for you for investing in yourself! ...Read more

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After my deep cleaning with anesthesia, i have pockets with dark gums. does this mean my gums have to heal? i was also perscribe a oral rinse 2x day

After my deep cleaning with anesthesia, i have pockets with dark gums. does this mean my gums have to heal? i was also perscribe a oral rinse 2x day

Give it time: The deep cleaning was performed to remove accumulated calculus and to stimulate gingival healing. After a healing period your dentist will re-evaluate the condition of your gums and determine if further treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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When I have episodes of pain in my gums (as noticed when I floss), should I make an urgent appointment to get deep root scaling or a cleaning?

Need diagnosis: The decision to get deep scaling can only be made after a thorough periodontal exam. It may be indicated but you may just have gingivitis which can be painful while not requiring deep cleaning. It sounds like some kind of cleaning is required asap so see your dentist for an exam before jumping to treatment decisions. In the meantime brush and floss carefully. It will help even if it hurts at first ...Read more