How to Properly Heal After Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

Scaling and root planing treatment in Tumwater, Washington, is a beneficial way to improve your oral health after it has been attacked by gum disease. However, the treatment is only successful if you heal properly and take the recovery process seriously. To help you do so, Dr. Melody Pongmanopap and our Smiles Dental team recommend doing the following things:

-Prevent infection, control pain, and promote healing by using the prescribed medication or mouth rinse your dentist gives to you. This will help you have the comfort and success you deserve.

-Schedule a second dental appointment so your dentist can examine your mouth and make sure everything is on the right track. If something is wrong, your dentist will be able to fix it as soon as possible.

-Make sure to keep up on oral hygiene because it helps keep your gum disease at bay. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash, eat a balanced diet, avoid using tobacco products, and visit your dentist regularly.

Call 360.464.9797 today for more details and information about scaling and root planing recovery tips! Our team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you.