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Gum recession surgery

12/12/2006

Question:

I just had gum recession surgery and I don`t go back to my doctor until the 15th of this month. He put a dressing on over the operated part. How long does it take for that to come off? And will it fall off on its own?

Answer:

The dressing is for a couple of days. If it stays on a week, it is better. But if it does not, it will not hurt the wound.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University