Dental surgery includes procedures such as tooth extractions, root canals, gum surgery, and dental implants. Your procedure may be done by:
You may have some pain, bleeding, or swelling afterward, depending on the procedure. You may get medicine for pain. The pain should improve steadily after the surgery.
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 get 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 dentist 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 changes in your health, and be sure to contact your dentist if you have any problems.
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Current as of: August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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