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I’m still bleeding from stitches. How do I stop the bleeding?

Q: I’m still bleeding from stitches. How do I stop the bleeding? A: What kind of surgery did you have? You must call your surgeon ASAP.

Posted in Conventional Surgery

Questions regarding post-periodontal surgery

Q: I had periodontal surgery a few weeks ago because of receding and bleeding gums (that I had complained about for the last year and a half and eventually self-referred to the gum specialist). They stitched me back up after

Posted in Conventional Surgery, Dental Implants, Gum Disease

What are the side effects or after effects of gum surgery?

Q: What are the side effects or after effects of gum surgery? A: It depends on which gum surgery. If it’s traditional surgery, you might have stitches and periodontal packing and might need to take it easy that day. If

Posted in Conventional Surgery, LANAP, Pre-Treatment Questions

Is Invasive Surgery to Correct Gaps Between Teeth Really Necessary?

Q: I am 52 and recently had gum surgery on all the upper and lower teeth of the right side of my mouth. My periodontist explained that I have bone loss but did not mention anything about how deep my

Posted in Conventional Surgery

Is laser gum surgery better than “conventional” surgery?

Q: What is the advantage of laser surgery over “conventional” gum surgery?  Are the results better than conventional surgery? A: With laser surgery, there is no cutting or stitching of the gums, and therefore, minimal post-operative discomfort. In our office,

Posted in Conventional Surgery