POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
You have just completed a deep cleaning on your gums. The following
information will help you understand what to expect in the next few days and
tell you how to take care of your mouth.
It is normal to experience some discomfort for a few days following
If you experience discomfort, we recommend 400- 800mg of
Rinsing 4-6 times a day with warm salt water will speed the healing
process. (1 teaspoon salt: 1 cup warm water)
If antibiotics were prescribed, continue to take them for the
indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone.
We recommend that you avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours.
You should be able to resume a normal diet after the anesthesia wears
off. Eating while you are numb may cause you to chew on your cheek or tongue.
No seeds (strawberries, poppy, popcorn etc) until tomorrow. Avoid spicy foods.
ORAL HYGIENE CARE
Cleansing of your mouth and gums is critical to obtaining the best possible
results from your deep cleaning.
Begin this regimen on the second day:
Brush your teeth with regular toothpaste and your sonic toothbrush.
Brush your teeth using your sonic toothbrush and toothpaste. Gently
floss around all areas that have had laser therapy.
After 3-5 days:
Brush your teeth using your sonic toothbrush and toothpaste.
Brush your teeth using your sonic toothbrush and toothpaste. Using
your Water Pic, irrigate with warm water. Place the Water Pic wand parallel to
your teeth and walk wand around your mouth, one tooth at a time
… filling up the
tank once for the upper arch and once for the lower arch. Pay special attention
to the pockets between your gums and your teeth. Do not eat or drink for 30
After Two Weeks:
Continue irrigating with your Water Pic. Begin flossing
daily. Begin using the Prevident Boost every evening. Brush 2-3 minutes and
don’t rinse with water after you spit this out and nothing to eat or drink for 30
Questions: Call Amanda or Chris at 719-488-2292