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If you are feeling discomfort after root planning and scaling, it is normal. There are so many patients who even experience soreness. It is very important to maintain good oral health and habits after the treatment. Regular brushing and flossing gently are a must.

You might experience tooth sensitivity and mild bleeding from the gums, which is totally normal. These after effects will go away after a day or two. If you are a smoker, the best way to expedite the healing process is to quit smoking entirely. This will increase your body’s ability to fight off any future infections.

Some of the measures that you can adopt are:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day before or after meals
  • Quit smoking and/or tobacco chewing
  • Use a soft toothbrush that is ADA approved
  • Replace the toothbrush after every three to four months
  • Floss everyday
  • Use antibiotic mouth rinse to help plaque buildup in your teeth
  • Try using an electric toothbrush. They are more effective in eliminating plaque and tartar
  • Supplement brushing and flossing with an interdental cleaner
  • Book an appointment for dental exams and cleaning every three to four months

While periodontal treatment and maintenance is extremely successful in long run, it only works if you maintain a good oral health. Dental experts at North Island Dental Arts will guide you with simple tips for maintaining excellent dental hygiene and fighting off any future periodontal diseases.

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