Advanced Dental Artistry | Dentist in Wilmington, DE

Post-Op Care for Scaling & Root Planing

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Dr. Kenneth Yost will provide instructions following your scaling and root planing procedure to help you recover and continue to improve your oral health. These instructions are also provided on this page.

For the first 24 hours following your treatment, we recommend that you:

  • Do not eat for two hours or until the anesthesia wears off
  • Avoid vigorous physical exercise
  • Do not drink through a straw or perform other sucking actions
  • Do not smoke or use other tobacco products
  • Do not consume alcohol
  • Do not eat foods that are spicy or extreme in temperature
  • Do not use strong mouthwash containing alcohol

We also recommend you:

  • Take a non-aspirin pain reliever to alleviate tenderness and discomfort
  • Maintain a soft diet
  • Rinse with warm saltwater rinse three times a day (½ tsp in eight ounces of water)
  • Brush your teeth very lightly in the treated area and begin gently flossing the day after treatment
  • Brush and floss normally after one week
  • Use all prescribed rinses and medications as directed

If you have any questions or to make an appointment with our dentist in Wilmington, Delaware, call Advanced Dental Artistry today at 302-477-1888.