Scaling and Root Planing: After Care Tips

Scaling and root planing is a beneficial treatment that can help you eliminate gum disease from your smile. However, the treatment can cause pain and sensitivity, which is why it’s important to heal properly after the appointment.

We recommend doing the following things:

-Use the pain medication or mouth rinse that your dentist prescribes to you. These products will help you control the pain, prevent infection, and heal.

-Schedule a second dental appointment when recommended. This appointment will give your dentist the chance to examine your smile and make sure everything is on track. If there is something wrong, Dr. Chau will provide treatment right away, which will help you have better and more successful results.

-Make sure you keep up with your at-home oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. It’s also important to eat a balanced diet, avoid using tobacco products, and visit your dentist regularly.

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