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After gingivoplasty, what does the doctor keep in your mouth as bandaging/dressing, anything?
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perio Pack
Many peridontists were trained to use a periodontal packing after surgery that they place a the gum line.
Not all use it. It is clinical judgement.

In brief: Perio Pack
Many peridontists were trained to use a periodontal packing after surgery that they place a the gum line.
Not all use it. It is clinical judgement.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Zinc oxide paste
Not all gingivoplasty cases need dressing.
Those done with lasers and no flap involvement do not requires sutures or packing to protect the wound from food. Extensive re-contouring of gingival lines and repositioning of tissue with flap involvement always require packing after suturing. The packing is typically pink soft to begin with hardening and removal approximately one week.

In brief: Zinc oxide paste
Not all gingivoplasty cases need dressing.
Those done with lasers and no flap involvement do not requires sutures or packing to protect the wound from food. Extensive re-contouring of gingival lines and repositioning of tissue with flap involvement always require packing after suturing. The packing is typically pink soft to begin with hardening and removal approximately one week.
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry
In brief: Perio- dressing
It's a dressing material that is used to keep the tissues clean and in place after the surgery.

In brief: Perio- dressing
It's a dressing material that is used to keep the tissues clean and in place after the surgery.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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