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Is It Ok If Gums Swollen After Gingivectomy
I just had a gingivectomy yesterday, Is it normal for my gums to be swollen? They looked so nice yesterday and now they look how they did before
Follow instructions: I am sure your periodontist or general dentist gave you post-operative instructions. However, a gingivectomy is a surgical procedure and it is not unusual for the tissue to be sore for a few days post surgery. Fortunately the tissues in the mouth heal very quickly and the soreness should subside soon. However, try to refrain from alcohol, eating hard and spicy foods. Take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to recover from a gingivectomy? Until recently, I hadn't gone to the dentist in years, and have done a really poor job of cleaning my teeth. My dentist says I need to gingivectomy to stop the advance of gum disease, and it sounds rea
Treating cause or ..: Removing infected gum tissue removes the effects of the infection but leaves the same bacteria in the mouth that caused the problem. The perio protect method was shown to be better than conventional methods (j clin dent 2012) and it killed 99.98% of the bacteria that caused the disease (j dent res 2007). Manage the bacteria and you manage the cause of the disease. Don't treat the effects. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a red object protruding out of my gum on the site of a recent gingivectomy that keeps bleeding and is sore. Wisdom teeth were removed in may?
Hello, I had a full mouth gingivectomy 10 days ago. The dental surgeon was horrible and prescribed the wrong antibiotics and told me to buy listerine as a rinse. Three days later, my gums were infected and I was prescribed a new antibiotic and peridex by
It is very important to use the correct laser and appropriate settings to prevent damage to the teeth and bone. We teach and use different lasers at columbia college of dentistry.
Dental lasers are all different and you must know which type and wavelength to use.
http://www.drgums.com. ...Read more
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Gingivectomy is the process of removing some gum. Sometimes we perform it in cosmetic dentistry to make front teeth look better, while making veneers or bonding.
Sometimes it is done around a tooth to be crowned to get a better fit.
My advice is to have it done with the laser. It's more precise, faster healing, and usually no bleeding. ...Read more
Possibly: A gingivectomy will remove some gum height around the tooth. As the gums heal following the proceedure, they may retract some more. If the crown is a porcelain fused to metal crown, there might be a dark ring visible at the crown margin after the proceedure. If it is an all porcelain crown, the exposed edge would be much less noticeable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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