Post Scaling and Root Planing Instructions

 

DISCOMFORT AND PAIN:

       Discomfort immediately after the appointment is normal and canbe relieved with Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

TOOTH SENSITIVITY:

       Teeth may be sensitive to temperature changes and/or sweets.The sensitivity to temperature may be intense at first, but usually diminishes quickly.

BLEEDING:

       Some slight bleeding may occur during the next several brushings, but the bleeding should steadily decrease after two or three days.

PPEARANCE:

       Root surfaces may be more exposed as the swelling of the inflamed gum tissue goes away. This may result in more open space between teeth.

INSTRUCTIONS TO MINIMIZE SYMPTOMS:

       Diet | Eating: If extensive root planing was performed, chewing hard foods, such as meat or raw vegetables may be uncomfortable. A Diet of a softer consistency is advisable until chewing becomes more comfortable.

ORAL HYGIENE:

       If gum tissues are tender, brush your teeth gently, but thoroughly. This may take a little more time than normal and by the third or fourth day normal hygiene techniques can be resumed. Mouth rinsing is recommended with either of the following solutions:

         1. An Anti Microbial Rinse
         2. A Warm Saline Rinse