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Swollen and painful gums

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Posted by: hugsNkisses  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone,

So, I had a deep cleaning on my lower right quadrant. The dentist said the gums would heal within a week. It’s now nearly two weeks since the procedure and my gums are still painful and very much swollen. Should I wait a little longer? Anyone with a similar situation? Please help. It seems I am not healing and I am beginning to get worried. Any help would be great!
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone,

So, I had a deep cleaning on my lower right quadrant. The dentist said the gums would heal within a week. It’s now nearly two weeks since the procedure and my gums are still painful and very much swollen. Should I wait a little longer? Anyone with a similar situation? Please help. It seems I am not healing and I am beginning to get worried. Any help would be great!


Post-procedural pain and soreness of gums shouldn't last more than a couple of days. Two weeks is taking it too far and I think you need to pay your periodontist a visit immediately. Although post-op infection can be rare, this could unfortunately be one of those cases that you cannot afford to ignore. Also, make sure you are not allergic to the antibiotics and painkillers that you were prescribed.

Good luck!!
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Posted by: hugsNkisses  (9 years ago)
Hi,

I also really suspect I have an infection because last night I had a fever. I called the dentist and she would only be able to see me in a week. Am I safe to wait this long? I can't go elsewhere because of insurance issues.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)
Hi,

I also really suspect I have an infection because last night I had a fever. I called the dentist and she would only be able to see me in a week. Am I safe to wait this long? I can't go elsewhere because of insurance issues.


Well, if you are going to have to wait for a week, you could at least get on some anti-inflammatory pills to combat the condition from getting worse. Now I'm not sure about your past drug history but I'd suggest you call your dentist and check if it is okay to consume it.
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Posted by: hugsNkisses  (8 years ago)
Thanks for your time Novocaine. I am currently on antibiotics now.
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