Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

How long should it take my mouth to heal from an intensive deep teeth cleaning?

Q: How long should it take my mouth to heal from an intensive deep teeth cleaning? I had a deep cleaning on the right side of my mouth this past Thursday. The first round of shots did not fully work so I ended up needing more than “normal”. Also, as she worked the plaque from my gum line, I apparently had a lot of bleeding. It is four days later. My mouth is extremely sore and I see a “cut” near one of the back teeth. I try to take Advil every 4 to 6 hours, but I experience throbbing pain when it wears off. I am attempting to floss this side (it really hurts and still bleeds) and I am using the peroxidase solution that is supposed to help it heal. I am 35 years old and in good health. At what point should my mouth no longer ache and be fully healed?

A: I would call your Periodontist and have them schedule you for an observation appointment. They can determine why you are having difficulties. It is hard to give you a definitive diagnosis without knowing how they performed the procedure and your periodontal condition.

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