Asked by: Sigrun Borgne
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th March, 2020

How long does it take to recover from gum surgery?

The healing process is often quick, taking 1 to 2 weeks for the mouth to heal fully but may take longer.

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In this regard, is gum surgery painful?

Most people have only mild to moderate pain after surgery that can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. If you develop moderate swelling, try applying an ice pack to the area. And if your periodontist recommends antibiotics, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Additionally, what should I do after gum surgery? Typically, people will require pain relief medications in the days after gum surgery.


  1. using an antiseptic mouthwash to keep the area clean and to avoid infection.
  2. avoiding strenuous exercise.
  3. eating soft foods in the days following surgery.
  4. not smoking.

Furthermore, what can you eat after gum surgery?

Following surgery a soft diet is strongly recommended. This includes Soups, Broth, Creams, Cereals, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Applesauce, Rice, Overcooked Pasta, Mashed Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Baby Food, Blenderized Foods, Fruit and Vegetable Juices, Milk Shakes, Puddings, Yogurt, Ice cream/Sherbets.

Do gums grow back after surgery?

In the case of dental surgery where the gums are cut open or where a tooth is removed, the gums will eventually grow back together. When you lose gum tissue as a result of gum disease the gum will not grow back but you can do something about it.

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