J.M. Kornegay, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., P.A.


(386) 789-7990

Post Scaling and Root Planning Instructions

Post Scaling and Root Planning Instructions

Please read and follow these procedures.  They will make you more comfortable and comfortable and prevent any possible complications.

CARE OF YOUR MOUTH:  rinse your mouth 2-3 times per day with warm salt water.  Once teaspoon salt/8 oz. water.  Start home care as instructed immediately.  In the beginning you may have to be gentle.

DISCOMFORT: Your gums may become “achy” and a couple of aspirin will eliminate any discomfort.   Sensitivity to cold may temporarily occur.  Removing all plaque from the tooth and placing a dab of fluoride toothpaste on the “touchy” tooth will stop cold or touch sensitivity in a few days.

EATING: Your next meal should be soft.  Avoid any hard “chippy” foods like Fritos, Potato chips, Popcorn, etc. for the next 3-4 days.

SWELLING: Swelling and jaw stiffness occur very rarely, however if it does, place a warm moist towel to the face in the area of stiffness.

SMOKING: Please do not smoke following scaling and root planning procedures.  Tobacco smoke is an irritant to healing.  Refrain from smoking for 24 hours or longer.

If any problems arise feel free to call the office.