Post Op Instructions for Gum Grafting | Stacey Blume, DMD, MS - facial bruising after a gum graft

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Post-Op Instructions Campbell CA | After Gum Surgery facial bruising after a gum graft


Maximum swelling and bruising does occur 72 hours after surgery. gum graft, please refrain from talking excessively, smiling, or stretching the facial muscles.

After getting gum grafting surgery, I wanted to recover FAST for an upcoming Facial swelling; Facial bruising; Bleeding; Difficulty speaking.

Slight swelling or bruising around the operated area is not unusual in a soft towel, may be applied to the area of surgery to help minimize the swelling of your face. One to two days after surgery, moist heat will help resolve minor swelling.

A gum graft is a procedure to treat receding gums. grafts tissue from the gum around or near the tooth requiring treatment over 20 minutes, despite applying pressure; unexpected pain, swelling, and bruising; fever and pus.

Protection of the gum graft is VERY IMPORTANT to ensure a successful “take” CARE OF MOUTH: DO NOT brush or floss in the graft site for TEN days after surgery. To minimize swelling, place an ice pack or cold compress against the face.