Mouth Care Instructions following a Full Mouth Debridement or Scaling and Root Planning (deep gum treatment)
You have had some type of invasive gum treatment. Please follow these instructions closely.
You may take ordinary headache medicine for discomfort, but if you desire something stronger for potential pain, ask your doctor.
Do not be alarmed if you see some blood oozing from your gums, immediately after your treatment.
You should eat a soft and bland diet. Nothing hard, spicy or crunchy. No seeds or any type of popcorn.
Rinsing with salt water helps reduce soreness and inflammation.
Do not brush the treated areas tonight to avoid irritating your tissues further. That means if you had a full mouth debridement, do not brush at all.
You may be prescribed an oral tablet called Periostat. Please comply to the completion of bottle.
If you are prescribed a medicated rinse, understand that this has some possible side effects of slight change in taste of food and minor staining of teeth. Both effects are reversible.
Please follow your normal hygiene routine on the day following your treatment but be more gentle with your brushing.
If you have any questions, call the office.