Scaling and root planing

The gums will be sore and irritated for 3-5 days after this procedure. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1 tsp. salt/8 oz. water) 2-3 times a day. This will relieve the pain and cleanse the area. Brushing and flossing should be continued right after the procedure, but brush gently so that you do not further irritate the area. Teeth may also feel cold sensitive after treatment due to hard tartar or calculus being removed from sensitive root surfaces. You may wish to temporarily use sensitivity toothpaste to reduce these symptoms.

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White fillings (bonding)

Increased cold or chewing/pressure sensitivity is common after new fillings. This generally subsides after three weeks but, in some cases, may last several months before

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Treating a hematoma

Below are some instructions on treating a Hematoma (“internal bruise”) or restricted jaw opening after local anesthetic: If soreness develops: You may take whatever over-the-counter

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