Patient Instructions After Scaling and Root Planning
Mills Dental Group
1011 Highway 6 S., #300 · Houston, TX 77077
Telephone: (281) 556-1606 · Fax: (281) 556-1438
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1) Tenderness is normal. To reduce tenderness and promote healing, rinse with warm salt water regularly
for several days.
2) Avoid brushing or flossing the treated area for 12 hours. However, after 12 hours, it is very important that you continue to brush
and floss well. Please be careful when brushing and use a toothbrush with
soft bristles. You may moisten the brush with warm water if tissues are tender.
3) Tylenol or Ibuprofen may be used as recommended to help relieve discomfort or pain. If you experience
prolonged or abnormal pain, please call our office.
4)Highly nutritious food is necessary for the healing process.
Avoid foods that require excessive chewing, and foods that are sticky,
crunchy, or coarse.
5) Tooth sensitivity is normal and temporary. You may use desensitizing toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Crest Sensitive
or any major brand for sensitivity relief, including MI PASTE.
6) You may also
gently massage the treated areas with your washed/clean fingers. This will increase circulation
and promote healing.
Lastly, please contact our office at 281-556-1606, should you experience
prolonged bleeding or any other problems during the healing process.Please
contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
These suggestions will help you receive the greatest benefit from today’s