How to Care for Your Smile After Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

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Scaling and root planing in Kansas City, Missouri, is a beneficial treatment that helps control gum disease. However, the treatment may leave you with pain and sensitivity for up to a week. But there are ways you can properly recover after treatment, and our KC Smile Doc team is happy to help you do so!

Dr. J. Richard Burch and our team recommend doing the following things after treatment for proper healing and success:

-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 another visit with your dentist when recommended. It’s best to see your dentist during the healing process so he can make sure everything is on the right track. If there is a problem, he will be able to provide treatment right away.

-Make sure to keep up on oral hygiene because it helps keep your gum disease at bay. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash, eat a balanced diet, avoid using tobacco products, and visit your dentist regularly.

If you would like to know more about how to properly heal after scaling and root planing treatment, please feel free to call 816-822-0990 today and talk to a member of our helpful dental team. We are more than happy to give you the tips and information you need to succeed!