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Instructions after Deep Cleaning – Scaling and Root Planing

Post-op Instructions – Scaling and Root Planing

(“Deep Cleaning”)

After Deep Cleaning or scaling, it is encouraged to maintain proper Oral Hygiene for healing and follow these instructions:

  • After the procedure, take aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol®), or ibuprofen (Advil®) before the anesthetic wears off. Continue to take one tablet every four hours for the next two days.
  • A saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon soda + 8 ounces warm water) swished in your mouth for 2 to 3 minutes every hour may make your mouth more comfortable.
  • Use a soft toothbrush at least two times a day. Be gentle and clean thoroughly. Slight bleeding may occur while brushing as the tissues begin to heal.
  • Avoid strong spicy seasonings, and hard crunchy for the next few days.
  • Smoking should be stopped. Success of the treatment will be substantially reduced by the cigarette smoke chemicals in your body.
  • As the tissues heal, some temporary sensitivity to cold may occur. Use a desensitizing toothpaste (such as Sensodyne®), or fluoride gel (such as Prevident® or Gel-Kam®) frequently (at least 4 times/day) for 1 to 2 weeks. Also, the cleaner the teeth are kept, the less sensitive they will be.
  • Faithfully use any other oral hygiene aids that have been recommended (floss, Perio-Aid®, rubber tip, Sonicare®, Proxabrush®, Gel-Kam® fluoride, Peridex® mouthrinse, etc).
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please call Essel Dental at 860-254-6955.

It is important that you maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene after Deep Cleaning and follow Periodontal Maintenance schedule suggested by Dr. Kumar or other Staff Members. Following videos are helpful to understand brushing and Flossing techniques we recommend all our patients.

 

 

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