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Will I need time off work after dental root amputation?

You will probably want to take a day or two off work after a dental root amputation. Your mouth will be sore for a few days, with stitches in place for 7 to 10 days afterwards As with any dental surgery procedure, you’ll have some swelling and bleeding, since the surgery involves cutting open your gums. You will need to eat softer foods so you don’t injure the gums. If you have the surgery on a Friday, you can just take that day off and recover over the weekend. Keep in mind that the dental root amputation involves several stages, including a root canal before the actual amputation. Recovery from the root canal is similar to dental root amputation.

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