Caring for your teeth and gums after periodontal surgery is critical to expedite the healing process. Let us look at some advice that the average dentist will often recommend. Of course, always consult with a professional if you have additional concerns.

– Over-the-counter medication can be used to lessen any post-operative pain.

– Do not perform any strenuous exercise immediately after the procedure.

– Employ an approved mouthwash in order to prevent any potential infections.

“Typically, people will require pain relief medications in the days after gum surgery.”

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.