Can you get an infection from a gum graft?

Can you get an infection from a gum graft?

Potential complications of gum graft surgery If the procedure was handled by a skilled and experienced dentist, the gum graft procedure is totally safe and the complications are minimal. Potential complications that could occur due to the procedure include severe swelling, infections, uneven healing and loose sutures.

What should I do if my gum graft is infected?

INFECTION: An antibiotic was prescribed and should be taken if tissue other than your own was used for the grafting procedure, such as Alloderm®, etc. Otherwise, only take the antibiotic if the grafted area becomes infected.

How do I know if my gums are infected after surgery?

Increased swelling to the gums, jaw, or face is often indicative of infection, and it generally gets worse as the infection progresses. Seek prompt medical attention. Any oozing discharge such as pus is always indicative of an infection and requires treatment.

How do you know if you have an infection after oral surgery?

Symptoms of an Infection After Oral Surgery

  1. Bleeding that is present for 24 hours or more.
  2. Throbbing pain that is not relieved with pain medication.
  3. Increased swelling of the face, jaw, or gums.
  4. Oozing discharge, especially pus.
  5. Difficulty opening the mouth.

Is pus normal after oral surgery?

Infection can sometimes happen after having wisdom teeth taken out. After the first swelling period (2 to 3 days), continued swelling, pain, and discomfort may be a sign of infection. You may get a fever or feel sick. Pus may drain from the infected socket and leave a bad taste in your mouth.

How do I know if my gum graft is failing?


  • Dislodged or removed surgical dressing.
  • Redness of surgical (recipient) site or tissue sloughing.
  • Approximating vestibular tissue may appear necrotic.
  • Persistent root exposure likely noted.

How long after dental surgery can you get an infection?

Infections are marked by fever, pain, swelling, and redness. They generally occur a few days after a procedure, requiring time to evolve. However, there are also late infections that occur 3-4 weeks after an extraction.

How long after jaw surgery can you get an infection?

Antibiotics are usually prescribed at the time of surgery to prevent the risk of infection. If infection does occur, the symptoms generally appear at 10 to 14 days following surgery with increased pain, swelling and a bad tasting discharge in the mouth.

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