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What is the recovery process of laser gum surgery?

Following your approximately two-hour session for laser gum surgery, you should be able to drive home or go to work with little recovery time required. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory to prevent infection and reduce swelling.

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