Pre-Op Care – Prior to your appointment, please brush, floss and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Pay close attention to any sore spots or bleeding, which should be mentioned to the Dentist at your appointment. If you are ill, please contact the office prior to arrival to determine whether you should reschedule.
Post-Op Care – After your appointment is complete, if you have no additional treatment plans, you should have walked out with your 6-month routine appointment scheduled. Keeping your appointments regular will keep your teeth & gums happy & healthy! Immediately following your cleaning, you may experience soreness of the gums and jaw, slight bleeding, as well as sensitivity. This is normal! The Dentist has had to clean all of the hard calculus from below the gum line that regular brushing and flossing does not reach. In addition, your mouth was propped open for an extended period of time.
Continue to brush and floss as normal unless instructed otherwise. You may try to rinse with warm salt water to help sooth your gums. Be sure to eat softer foods for the first 48 hours, and avoid eating spicy foods, which could cause irritation. If you should have any questions, always feel free to contact your Sunrise Provider.