Periodontal Disease Post-op Instructions

For pain or discomfort you may take over-the-counter pain medication.

It is advisable to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours, and avoid any hard or spicy foods that could cause irritation.

Drink plenty of water during the first 24 hours- at least 8 glasses are recommended.

On the morning after treatment, rinse mouth with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt to a glass of warm water). Repeat this several times daily.

Brush teeth gently to help remove plaque that has started to form. We suggest using an ADA certified, fluoridated, tarter control toothpaste.

Don’t use floss or other home tooth care products, such as toothpicks or electric brushes, until the day after your treatment. Begin very gently at first.

Because it is common for periodontal disease to recur, patients should have regular checkups to monitor progress and prevent recurrance.


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