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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing

Please read and follow these procedures.  They will make you more comfortable and prevent any possible complications.

CARE OF YOUR MOUTH: Rinse your mouth 2-3 times per day with warm (coffee temp) salt water.  One teaspoon salt/ 8 oz. water.  Start home care as instructed.  In the beginning you may have to be gentle when brushing and flossing, as your gums may be tender.

DISCOMFORT: Your gums may become tender after scaling and root planning.  If this occurs you may take any over the counter anti-inflammatory (such as ibuprofen).  Sensitivity to cold may temporarily occur.  Remove all plaque from the tooth and place a small amount of fluoride toothpaste on the sensitive area.  This will stop cold or touch sensitivity in a few days.

EATING: Your next meal should be soft.  Avoid any hard foods like potato chips, popcorn etc. for the next few days.

SWELLING: Swelling or jaw stiffness occur very rarely, however if it does, place a warm moist towel on the area of swelling or stiffness.

SMOKING: Please do not smoke following scaling and root planning procedures.  Tobacco smoke is an irritant to healing.  Refrain from smoking for 24 hours or longer.

Please do not hesitate to call our office hours if questions or concerns arise. You may reach us at (614) 262-9588.

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