Could my inflamed gums be due to a recent endovenous laser ablation procedure?

I still have pain two months after having an endovenous laser ablation procedure. My doctor says it is inflammation. Could it be something else? What can I do? I have already tried two courses of prednisone. Also, I have been told at my dentist appointments that I have inflamed gums. Could that inflammation be due to the procedure?

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3 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

I cannot think of a relationship between your gums and your veins. You should not be having pain 2 months after the procedure. If your doctor can't help you then you should get a second opinion.

3 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

I cannot think of a relationship between your gums and your veins. You should not be having pain 2 months after the procedure. If your doctor can't help you then you should get a second opinion.


3 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

It is unlikely that your gum inflammation is due to the endovenous laser ablation procedure you had. Increase walking with compression on the area, such as an ace wrap with a stocking below. It takes a while in some cases to resolve.

3 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

It is unlikely that your gum inflammation is due to the endovenous laser ablation procedure you had. Increase walking with compression on the area, such as an ace wrap with a stocking below. It takes a while in some cases to resolve.


3 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

I don't see any reason to believe that an endovenous laser ablation procedure in the leg would cause inflammation in your gums. Gingivitis is what usually causes inflammation in the gums. Your dentist should give you that information. Prednisone is probably not what you are looking for as far as treatment options.

3 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

I don't see any reason to believe that an endovenous laser ablation procedure in the leg would cause inflammation in your gums. Gingivitis is what usually causes inflammation in the gums. Your dentist should give you that information. Prednisone is probably not what you are looking for as far as treatment options.


3 years ago by Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center

Your gum problems are not due to vein issues in your legs. I have never had a patient complain of pain in their legs 2 months after an endovenous laser ablation treatment. The inflammation may be causing the pain, but what caused the problem in the first place? The EVLT may have caused this. In normal circumstances, however, your symptoms should not be bothering you this long after the procedure. Rarely, the laser beam may escape the vein and injure some nearby tissue that will take a long time to heal. It should heal by itself eventually, but there is nothing that could be done to speed that up. Your operating surgeon should be able to explain the cause.

3 years ago by Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center

Your gum problems are not due to vein issues in your legs. I have never had a patient complain of pain in their legs 2 months after an endovenous laser ablation treatment. The inflammation may be causing the pain, but what caused the problem in the first place? The EVLT may have caused this. In normal circumstances, however, your symptoms should not be bothering you this long after the procedure. Rarely, the laser beam may escape the vein and injure some nearby tissue that will take a long time to heal. It should heal by itself eventually, but there is nothing that could be done to speed that up. Your operating surgeon should be able to explain the cause.


3 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

No, your gum inflammation was not caused by the endovenous laser ablation treatment.













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Question: Could my inflamed gums be due to a recent endovenous laser
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Procedure: Endovenous Laser Ablation
Question Detail: I still have pain two months after having an endovenous
laser ablation procedure. My doctor says it is inflammation. Could it be
something else? What can I do? I have already tried two courses of
prednisone. Also, I have been told at my dentist appointments that I have
inflamed gums. Could that inflammation be due to the procedure?
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3 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

No, your gum inflammation was not caused by the endovenous laser ablation treatment.













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PATIENT QUESTION
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Question: Could my inflamed gums be due to a recent endovenous laser
ablation procedure?
Procedure: Endovenous Laser Ablation
Question Detail: I still have pain two months after having an endovenous
laser ablation procedure. My doctor says it is inflammation. Could it be
something else? What can I do? I have already tried two courses of
prednisone. Also, I have been told at my dentist appointments that I have
inflamed gums. Could that inflammation be due to the procedure?
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3 years ago by Laser Vein Center

No, there is no possibility that your inflamed gums are due to the endovenous laser ablation treatment you had.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

No, there is no possibility that your inflamed gums are due to the endovenous laser ablation treatment you had.


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

In our practice, we do not see inflammation two months post-EVLA. However, our patients may have some residual "bumps" or feelings of a "string" in the thigh. We have not prescribed prednisone for these problems. My patients take an 8-day course of prescription strength Ibuprofen to reduce possible inflammation, and it mostly takes care of any discomfort. If you are concerned about your progress and your treating doctor isn't giving you the answer, a second opinion with a board certified surgeon who specializes in vein treatment may alleviate your concerns about your progress. As far as the inflamed gums are concerned, it is not likely related to the EVLA. You could also schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for blood work and a checkup to see if there is another underlying cause.

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

In our practice, we do not see inflammation two months post-EVLA. However, our patients may have some residual "bumps" or feelings of a "string" in the thigh. We have not prescribed prednisone for these problems. My patients take an 8-day course of prescription strength Ibuprofen to reduce possible inflammation, and it mostly takes care of any discomfort. If you are concerned about your progress and your treating doctor isn't giving you the answer, a second opinion with a board certified surgeon who specializes in vein treatment may alleviate your concerns about your progress. As far as the inflamed gums are concerned, it is not likely related to the EVLA. You could also schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for blood work and a checkup to see if there is another underlying cause.


3 years ago by Advanced Vein & Laser Centre

I've never heard of such a connection.

3 years ago by Advanced Vein & Laser Centre

I've never heard of such a connection.


3 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

There is no research suggesting that gum inflammation can result from endovenous laser ablation. I recommend you see a dentist.

3 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

There is no research suggesting that gum inflammation can result from endovenous laser ablation. I recommend you see a dentist.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Your gum inflammation should not be related to the endovenous laser ablation procedure at all.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Your gum inflammation should not be related to the endovenous laser ablation procedure at all.


3 years ago by NE Laser Vein Institute LLC

Inflamed gums have no relation to endovenous laser ablation of leg veins.

3 years ago by NE Laser Vein Institute LLC (View Profile)

Inflamed gums have no relation to endovenous laser ablation of leg veins.


3 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

You need to be evaluated.

3 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

You need to be evaluated.


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