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Is it ok if gums swollen after gingivectomy?

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

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Gums (Definition)

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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Is it normal for my gums to be swollen after gingivectomy?

Is it normal for my gums to be swollen after gingivectomy?

Yes: Immediately after there will be inflammation from the procedure. Make sure to keep it clean even when it is sore. A few days it should be gone. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does anyone know when gums start to heal after a gingivectomy?

Does anyone know when gums start to heal after a gingivectomy?

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

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When is a gingivectomy (gum reduction) needed?

When is a gingivectomy (gum reduction) needed?

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

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I had a gingivectomy yesterday and my gums are still sore, what can I do to relieve the soreness?

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

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When does your teeth and gums begin to heal after a gingivectomy/laser gum removal?

Immediately: One of the best factors with laser gum treatment is that it leave a bloodless and serile field, the best conditions for optimal tissue healing. It is one of the main reasons soft tissue diode lasers are being used more frequently in dentistry. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is a gingivectomy procedure dangerous?

No: Not if you are reasonably healthy and the gingivectomy is not overly aggressive. ...Read more

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Gingivectomy, how did they give you anesthesia?

Local: The local area is numbed. Very easy very straight forward. ...Read more

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What is the process for a gingivectomy via laser?

What is the process for a gingivectomy via laser?

Correct laser: 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 or gingivoplasty problem, what's the difference?

Big difference: Gingivectomy is a gum surgery to eliminate all excess as well as infected gum tissue in order to treat periodontitis. Gingivoplasty is mostly a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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Can I get a gingivectomy while wearing braces?

Yes: Yes you can still get a gingivectomy while wearing braces. Sometimes the gingiva (gums) will become inflammed (puffy) because it is more difficult to clean around the brackets. Usually this can be done with a dental laser with little discomfort. ...Read more

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For gingivectomy, how do doctors numb you?

For gingivectomy, how do doctors numb you?

Local anesthetic: We use a local anesthetic in a needle syringe near the areas we are doing surgery on. We may also give you what we call a block injection which will numb a larger area with a single needle stick. Very quick and very easy and works wonders. ...Read more

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Does having a gingivectomy hurt?

Shouldn't : Once a patient is anesthetized it should not hurt. A soft tissue laser can be used and post-operative discomfort should be minimal. ...Read more

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Will I have pain after gingivectomy?

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

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Could you tell me about gingivectomy?

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

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Will getting a gingivectomy affect my porcelain crown?

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

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Can someone get a gingivectomy when they have porcelain crowns?

Can someone get a gingivectomy when they have porcelain crowns?

Yes: 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

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Will I feel severe pain if I receive a gingivectomy?

Will I feel severe pain if I receive a gingivectomy?

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

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Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty; are they the same procedure?

Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty; are they the same procedure?

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

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Can I get a gingivectomy with braces on?

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

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How long will the soreness last after having a gingivectomy?

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

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I was told by my periodontics that a gingivectomy would be good for me. I have a gummy smile, should i?

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

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If one has gingivitis is gingivectomy necessary?

If one has gingivitis is gingivectomy necessary?

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

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Should I get a gingivectomy to make my teeth look better?

Should I get a gingivectomy to make my teeth look better?

Possibly: A gingivectomy can make your teeth look better if the are "buried" in the gums and bone. You do not want to expose the roots of the teeth. So like the other answers, you need to be evaluated to see if there is enamel covered by excess gums. ...Read more

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A large blood clot developed after my gingivectomy. What should I do? Should I remove it?

A large blood clot developed after my gingivectomy.  What should I do? Should I remove it?

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

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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 ?

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

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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