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Post Treatment Care - Deep Cleaning

 Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

  • Ibuprofen or acetaminophen every 3-4 hours as needed
  • Wait until numbness wears off before eating anything
  • Swab Chlorhexidine on gums with Q-tip daily until gums heal.  (Remember not to double dip Q-tip so the bottle does not become contaminated.)
  • Rinse with warm salt water, 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup warm water, as needed to soothe gums
  • Gentle but thorough flossing once daily
  • Brush with a soft toothbrush twice daily
  • Avoid eating sugary foods between meals


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