Please review and follow our post-care instructions after receiving scaling and root planing treatment in Renton, Washington. This will help your mouth begin to heal and help you manage your gum disease. Call The Renton Dentist at (425) 226-3192

In the first 24 hours after your procedure, you should avoid:

  • Eating for at least two hours or until anesthesia wears off
  • Vigorous physical exercise
  • Drinking through a straw or other sucking actions
  • Smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Alcohol
  • Foods that are spicy or extreme in temperature
  • Strong mouthwashes that contain alcohol

We also recommend that you:

  • Take a non-aspirin pain reliever to alleviate tenderness and discomfort, such as ibuprofen, Advil or Tylenol
  • Maintain a soft, well-balanced diet
  • Rinse with warm saltwater rinse three times a day (half-teaspoon of salt per 8 ounces of water)
  • Brush your teeth very lightly in the treated area. You may begin gently flossing the day after treatment. You may brush and floss normally after one week.
  • Use all prescribed rinses and medications as directed