Lake Myrtle Dental

After SRP Care

Post-Treatment Care for Scaling and Root Planing

After undergoing scaling and root planing (also known as deep cleaning) at Lake Myrtle Dental, it’s important to follow proper aftercare instructions to promote healing and maintain oral health. Here are some essential tips for post-treatment care:

  1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Pay close attention to the gumline and areas where plaque and tartar tend to accumulate.
  2. Floss Daily: Floss between your teeth and along the gumline once a day to remove plaque and debris that brushing alone may miss. Proper flossing helps prevent the buildup of bacteria and reduces the risk of gum disease.
  3. Use Antimicrobial Mouthwash: Rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash recommended by your dentist. This can help reduce bacteria and promote healing in the gums.
  4. Avoid Tobacco Products: If you smoke or use other tobacco products, consider quitting. Tobacco use can impair healing and increase the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
  5. Follow a Soft Diet: Eat soft foods for the first few days after scaling and root planing to minimize discomfort and allow your gums to heal. Avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods that may irritate your gums.
  6. Take Pain Relief as Needed: If you experience discomfort or sensitivity after scaling and root planing, you may take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed by your dentist or healthcare provider.
  7. Attend Follow-Up Appointments: Be sure to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your dentist for monitoring and maintenance. These appointments are essential for assessing your healing progress and determining if further treatment is needed.
  8. Maintain Regular Dental Visits: Keep up with routine dental check-ups and cleanings every six months or as recommended by your dentist. Regular professional cleanings help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar and support ongoing gum health.

By following these aftercare instructions and practicing good oral hygiene habits, you can support the success of your scaling and root planing treatment and maintain a healthy smile. If you have any concerns or experience persistent discomfort after treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office for further guidance and assistance.

After SRP Care at Lake Myrtle Dental

At Lake Myrtle Dental, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of dental care across all our services. Our skilled team combines state-of-the-art technology with proven techniques to offer personalized and effective treatments designed to meet your unique needs. Whether it’s a routine check-up or a specialized procedure, trust us to ensure a comfortable experience and lasting results. Your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we’re here to support you in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.