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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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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swollen gums is also known as Gum swelling. Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...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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I had laser/deep cleaning of gums and teeth.My left jaw is swollen and hurts to open is that normal? It was done 3 days ago.

I had laser/deep cleaning of gums and teeth.My left jaw is swollen and hurts to open is that normal? It was done 3 days ago.

No: Call your dentist, explain what you feel and ask to be seen for a post operative evaluation. ...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 normal to have swollen gums after getting your teeth cleaned?

Is it normal to have swollen gums after getting your teeth cleaned?

Yes: Immediately after there will be inflammation from the procedure especially if it had been awhile since your last cleaning. Make sure to keep brushing and flossing even when it is sore. A few days it should be gone. ...Read more

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Swollen gums between two teeth right after cleaning had this problem for six month combine with sensitivity! what to do? Dentist don't give clear answe

Swollen gums between two teeth right after cleaning had this problem for six month combine with sensitivity! what to do? Dentist don't give clear answe

2nd opinion: Additional clinical and radiographic criteria is needed to make an accurate diagnosis to treat your condition. However, it sounds like you have localized gum disease. It is advised to have a second opinion with a periodontist, who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. ...Read more

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Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Call your dentist: Call your dentist and advise him\her of this situation. We don't know anything about your medical and dental history, nor what was specifically used as the mouth wash. Therefore, we are at a disadvantage regarding diagnosis or recommendations. It sounds like your tissues were irritated by or having an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients. ...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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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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Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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