You may also experience some bleeding after your procedure. As your gums recover from the procedure, brushing and flossing will have to be done more gently to avoid aggravating any bruised or tender gum areas. We’ll show you the best methods for keeping your teeth clean during the first days after your scaling and planing treatment.
We may prescribe medication or rinses to use after your procedure, as well. The hygienist may also apply medications directly inside your periodontal pockets. If you have questions, call us at (602) 786-5484 to speak with a member of our dental team.
An Effective Treatment
Scaling and root planing may cause some degree of sensitivity to your teeth and gums, but it is an excellent procedure for halting the advance of gum disease. Considering the fact that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, scaling and root planing can be a valuable treatment for preserving the gum tissue that holds your teeth in place. If you follow all post-care instructions and maintain good dental care after the procedure, the progression of your gum disease should stop; your gums will heal, and eventually return to a firm, healthy pink appearance.
If you would like to learn more about scaling and root planning or other periodontal treatments at Life Smiles Dental Care, or to schedule a routine dental visit, call us today at (602) 786-5484 or visit our Phoenix, Arizona office.