Post Treatment Information: Scaling & Root Planing

 

When And What Can I Eat?

If there was anesthetic used during your procedure please avoid chewing until the numb feeling has completely gone away. Do your best to use the opposite side (away from the treated area) of your mouth to eat a soft diet for the first two days following treatment. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages and hot or spicy foods until your gums are healthy.

 

Can I Brush And Floss?

The first time your brush after treatment brush very lightly.The day following treatment you may begin flossing lightly. Gradually return to normal brushing and flossing habits.

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What If There Is Discomfort?

You may experience some discomfort due to irritation to the area during the treatment procedure. If any medication was prescribed, take as directed.