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bone grafting wound not healed and tooth cleaning
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bone grafting wound not healed and tooth cleaning

I did bone grafting on 8/14/2008 on #10. it is a very big surgery, right now, the wound not compleletly healed. I would like to do a regular tooth cleaning and want to make sure it is ok.

the gum site near tooth 9 and #11 is still healing. Want to make sure tooth cleaning won't hurt this two site.

Thanks.
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By this time the wound should have completed the healing process.  You should return to the surgeon for an evaluation.  Oral wounds/surgery sites generally heal in a few weeks.

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