Post- Op Instructions for Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
Rinsing: You may rinse with a saltwater solution (1 tablespoon salt + 8 ounces warm water) as needed.
Discomfort: Some discomfort is normal after the therapy is complete. To minimize pain, take 500mg Tylenol and 600mg ibuprofen together every 6 hours until bedtime to maintain comfort. Take it before the anesthesia wears off.
Numbness: The local anesthetic will cause you to be numb for 2-4 hours after you leave the office. Be very careful not to bite, chew, pinch, or scratch the numb area.
Homecare: Continue brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily to effectively remove plaque and bacteria. A Waterpik is an excellent tool to flush away plaque build up below the gum surface. We recommend using a Waterpik once daily before bed.
*Please call us at (816) 753-8728 if you have any questions or concerns following your treatment.