Recovery Tips Following Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

If you’ve recently received a scaling and root planing treatment, it’s time to properly recover! It’s very important to take advantage of the recovery period because if your mouth does not heal, the treatment will not be successful. So, to help you heal properly after treatment, our Smiles Dental team recommends doing the following things:

-Use the prescribed medication or mouth rinse your dentist gives you. These things will help you prevent infection, control pain, and heal. In addition, your dentist will also place medication into your gum sockets to promote further healing.

-Schedule a second dental appointment when recommended. This appointment will give your dentist the chance to examine your smile and make sure everything is on track. If there is something wrong, he will provide treatment right away, which will help you have better and more successful results.

-Practice good oral hygiene at home. You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. You should also have a balanced diet, visit your dentist regularly, and avoid using tobacco products.

Dr. Ken Waddell and our team care about you and your oral health, and we want you to have the most successful experience possible. So, if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the scaling and root planing treatment in Woodburn, Oregon, please call 503.980.4657 and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to help you!