Post Periodontal Treatment Home Care Instructions

Since plaque continually forms on teeth and gums, you need to remove it every day. Proper brushing and flossing is essential. Utilize any aids your hygienist recommended and follow their instructions. Without a strict personal program of home care, your periodontal disease may recur and worsen.

Bleeding gums while brushing and flossing is to be expected if gum tissue is inflamed, with consistent oral hygiene habits it will gradually decrease as the gum tissue heals.

Rinse with Peridex 2 times a day. Fill cap to the “fill line.” Swish in mouth undiluted for 30 seconds to minimize the medicinal taste. If staining occurs it will be removed when we polish at the final cleaning.

You may experience soreness and discomfort. A salt water rinse will help; mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse 2 times a day.

Tylenol or Ibuprofen “over the counter strength” may be taken for discomfort.

It is absolutely necessary to COMPLETE prescribed periodontal treatment.

Upon evaluation of tissue healing, a regular re-care schedule will be determined.