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What are the Must-do Aftercare of Root Planing and Periodontal Scaling?


Posted on 8/21/2023 by Evan
What are the Must-do Aftercare of Root Planing and Periodontal Scaling?Periodontal diseases are caused by plaque accumulation on the teeth which happens naturally in everyone's mouth. Such infections can be treated with regular dental checkups and daily oral hygiene. The long-term buildup of plaque and tartar on the gums can now be successfully managed with root planing and scaling. A procedure that profoundly cleans and polishes all teeth surfaces to allow the gum tissue to reach the teeth as supposed. Root planing and scaling have proven to be effective in treating periodontal diseases. Dentists recommend the following aftercare tips to help manage the teeth after dental scaling and planing surgery.

Rinsing the Gum with Salty Water


Salty water helps relax the gum after eating and it also prevents irritation. The salty water can also help to loosen the debris and make brushing simpler. To achieve the best results, use at least a quarter of a teaspoon for every eight ounces of water.

Brush Gently


Although brushing is critical for general dental hygiene, one must be cautious after scaling and tooth planing. It is essential to use a bristled toothbrush to avoid gum and teeth irritation.

Be Watchful of Your Diet


After root scaling planing the teeth become more sensitive to various foods and drinks. Therefore, it is essential to avoid spicy and hard foods for a while after the procedure. Patients are also advised to avoid alcohol until their mouth heals completely.

Intensive Exercise after the Therapy


Intensive physical activities can cause stress in the gums after the procedure. The patients are then advised to keep off exercises until the healing process is complete.

In conclusion, dental scaling and planning therapy work to ensure it eliminates all the bacteria that can cause potentially serious infections. Therefore, this is a procedure of choice for anyone experiencing tooth bleeding and loss due to gum disease.


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