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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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?

Different reasons: Gingivectomy is removing excess gum tissue or gingiva: if there is over growth of tissue in an esthetic zone, or in an area where a crown or cap is indicated and the tissue is in the way. For esthetic reasons sometimes patients show too much gum when they smile so the gum can get recon toured or cut back. Sometimes the front teeth look too short because there is again too much gum showing. ...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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