Recently Had Surgery?
Please click on a link below to view the post-operative instructions for that procedure.
Dentures Instructions (Post-Op)
The following suggestions are presented to assist you in learning to use and properly care for your new dentures.
Scaling and Root Planing (Post-Op)
Scaling and root planing therapy is a procedure that involves removing bacterial plaque and tartar from the root surface below the gumline with instruments and ultrasonics. It may also require removal of diseased tissue within the pocket with a laser. The goal of this treatment is to allow reattachment of the gums to the clean root surface and to shrink the periodontal pockets to levels that can be maintained by daily flossing and brushing. The following guidelines have been prepared for you in order to maximize healing and minimize any discomfort.
Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off.