Home care instructions after receiving Scaling and Root Planing (Gum) treatment at Avon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:
Maintain oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss your teeth daily to remove any food particles or plaque buildup.
- Rinse with saltwater: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water solution two to three times a day to promote healing and reduce swelling.
- Avoid hard and sticky foods: Avoid hard and sticky foods that may cause irritation or discomfort to the treated area.
- Take prescribed pain medication: Your dentist may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort following the procedure. Take the medication as directed.
- Avoid smoking: Smoking can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of infection. It is best to avoid smoking during the entire treatment period.
- Schedule follow-up appointments: Attend all follow-up appointments with your dentist to monitor the condition of your gums and ensure that they are healing properly.
- Report any issues: If you experience any pain, swelling, or other issues following the procedure, contact your dentist immediately.
Please call our office at 860.674.0707 should you have any questions.