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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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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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What is the process for a gingivectomy via laser?

Laser: A laser is wonderful for a gingivectomy. The laser removes the gum tissue and seals the blood vessels so no stitches are needed. ...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 of the 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 of the 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 of the 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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