How to Recover After Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

Scaling and root planing treatment in Riddle, Oregon, is a beneficial way of improving your oral health after it has been altered by gum disease. However, the only way this treatment is helpful is if you properly recover after your appointment. So, to help you take full advantage of the treatment, Dr. Natanael Repta and our team recommend doing the following things:

-Use the pain medication or mouth rinse that your dentist prescribes to you. These products will help you control the pain, prevent infection, and heal.

-Schedule a second appointment with your dentist to make sure everything is on the right track. This is beneficial because if something is wrong, your dentist can provide treatment right away.

-Make sure you practice good oral hygiene while you are home. It’s best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. It’s also beneficial to eat a balanced diet, visit your dentist regularly, and avoid using tobacco products.

To learn more about the recovery process following scaling and root planing treatment, please call 541.378.4423 today and talk to a member of our friendly Smiles Dental team. We are here to give you the information you need so you can finally have a successful oral health. We look forward to helping you!