After Your Deep Cleaning
Be aware that you might experience soreness, tooth sensitivity, or bleeding for a few days after scaling and root planing.
Following your deep cleaning procedure, you'll want to take these actions:
Schedule a follow-up appointment to check how well your gums are healing and the depth of any periodontal pockets. If needed, your dentist might recommend additional anti-bacteria treatments.
Prevent the need for another deep cleaning by following these basic steps to prevent gum disease:
- Brush twice daily with a fluoridated, antimicrobial toothpaste.
- Clean between your teeth daily to remove plaque with floss or an interdental product.
- Rinse daily with a mouthwash or mouth rinse designed to prevent plaque.
- Limit sugary or starchy foods – and eat a healthy diet.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups.
Even though deep cleaning is a relatively minor dental procedure, we hope you can avoid it with proper oral hygiene. But if you must undergo deep cleaning, know that it's for the best to remove plaque, tartar, and all bacteria from your teeth's root surfaces. And to get rid of periodontal pockets to keep your teeth and gums healthy!