Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery


Swollen Jaw

- Place a cold compress to the area swollen
- Call the dentist immediately as you may have an infection and need to be on antibiotics

Small black lesion

- This could be an “amalgalm tattoo” where some of the silver from an Amalgalm Filling has rubbed onto the cheek
- Gently clean the area with brushing and rinsing

Small white lesion

- Check your dentist about this lesion because it could be pre-cancerous

Burning Gums and/or roof of mouth
- Ask your doctor for a prescription for antiviral medications
- Use ibuprofen for pain control
- Try a topical application of 20% Benzocaine for the discomfort

Gum Surgery

- After the time determined by your dentist, rinse with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water to help with the discomfort
- Try taking vitamin C to help quicken the healing period

Sore Gums

- Purchase Peroxyl to rinse with
- Brush your gums and teeth CAREFULLY
- Call your dentist for evaluation

Sore after scaling and root planning

- Follow after care instructions given to you
- Use fluoride rinse
- Try eating soft foods
- Continue to gently brush and clean the area well