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After your procedure, you may have some pain and swelling. You should feel better in a few days. Your doctor can give you medicine for pain.
Your doctor will remove the stitches after a few days, if needed.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to feel better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your dentist now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure to contact your dentist or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: July 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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