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Is It Ok If Gums Swollen After Gingivectomy
Swollen gums: They should be swollen right after a gingivectomy as the tissues have been surgically insulted. The oral surgeon should have given you information on how much and how long a time for swelling would be normal. ...Read more
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
Healing process: Your gum tissue may be swollen for a day or two and as it heals, the tissue has a whitish/gray appearance. This is a normal healing process. Take care. ...Read more
Vascular : The gingival tissue is very vascular wants the inflamed tissue is removed healthy tissue heals very quickly due to the amount of blood flow. ...Read more
Several reasons: There are several indications for this procedure. It can be used for esthetic lengthening of the crowns of teeth, to reduce pockets found in periodontal disease, as well as some other indications. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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?
Go back: Call your surgeon today and have him check. It could be a few things. ...Read more
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
Be patient: Try to relax and practice the best oral hygiene possible and your healing should progress well. Depending on how much gum is involved, it may take approximately 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
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
Yes: The gum tissue is removed in a gingivectomy. If the area is minor and done with some new lasers the discomfort should be very minimal to none. If done with a scalpel there will be more discomfort. The larger the area the more discomfort you will have. ...Read more
Choose Laser for it:
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 more
A gingivectomy (removing some gum tissue) can be done around crowns. If these are crowns on front teeth, then the dentist (either a cosmetic dentist or a periodontist-gum specialist) will need to use a lot of finesse to avoid showing root structure which can be unattractive.
For these cosmetic procedures in our office we use a laser for high precision. ...Read more
Most of the time, no: While some pain can be expected with any oral surgical procedure, I would never expect severe pain. Yes, severe pain may occur. However, I would not expect it. ...Read more
Kind of similar: A gingivoplasty intends to reshape the gums around the teeth, creating a more cosmetic or cleanable situation in the mouth. A good example is when veneers are placed on the front teeth. It helps make the teeth the right length. A gingivectomy intends to remove gums that are inflamed or hyperplastic and create on cleanable pocket adjacent to the tooth. Disfigurement is very common, but healthy. ...Read more
Yes: Of course... However, it depends on why you need it. Sometimes it is done so the orthodontist is better able to position the braces and this should be done now. However, if its for esthetics, then it is more likely to be done towards the end of treatment when everything is finalized. ...Read more
A few days: Really it will be sore but should be gradually getting better after a few days and possible localized tenderness in some areas for a few days more. Ask your provider if you need more info. ...Read more
I was told by my periodontics that a gingivectomy would be good for me. I have a gummy smile, should i?
It depends: If the teeth look short, a gingivectomy (cutting off gum) should help esthetics- but only if you have plenty of non-mobile gum to allow this. If not, sliding the gum up would be better. You do not want your teeth to look too long either. Intrusion of teeth could cause root resorption. See another periodontist for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Gingivitis literally means "inflammation of the gum tissue". It is usually caused by a reaction to plaque, the bacterial biofilm that sticks to the teeth. Symptoms include swollen, red, tender and painful gums, as well as bleeding after brushing and/or flossing. Treatment includes removing the plaque and calculus. Failure to treat can result in tooth loss, decay, and periodontitis. ...Read more
Large blood clot: No! Don't remove it as it may induce more bleeding. "Large" to you may still be within normal limits. Call your dentist for advice. He/she may or may not want to see you to evaluate it in person. ...Read more
I had a laser gingivectomy this afternoon on my right canine. Now that the numbness is gone it is quite painful. What are the aftercare instructions
Call: Call your treating Dentist or Periodontal Specialist. You should have been provided with post-operative instructions before you left the office. You had surgery. It will hurt. Advil/Ibuprofen/Motrin, taken exactly as per package instructions, should take the edge off. Cold compresses 1st 24hrs, warm compresses after that. OTC OrabaseB or Rx Kenallog in Orabase helpful. ...Read more
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