Belleville NJ Dentist offers Dental Cleaning to improve your smile
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it’s important to have them cleaned by your dentist twice a year, every six months. Getting your teeth cleaned can cause your teeth to be sensitive. You might feel a little discomfort, but that is normal after scaling and root planing. To encourage fast healing and to reduce the discomfort, follow these simple steps:
Take some pain medication
To minimize pain, take some pain medication right before the numbness due anesthesia wears off. Ask about what pain medication your dentist can prescribe and take it as instructed on the label. Follow the recommended dose on the label. Taking the pain reliever with food or milk to avoid upset stomach. Avoid driving or lifting heavy materials when taking prescription pain relievers.
Prepare your own saltwater solution with 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Swish the solution in your mouth for about 2 to 3 minutes every hour to soothe your mouth.
Brush your teeth gently
Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brush gently and clean your teeth thoroughly. You may experience a little bleeding when brushing as the gum tissues begin to heal. This is completely normal.
Watch what you eat
For a few days, avoid spicy seasonings that may cause some discomfort in your mouth. Also, avoid chewy and sticky foods that might get stuck in your teeth and gums such as chips, chocolates, nuts, etc.
Smoking is not a good idea after getting your teeth cleaned. Avoid smoking while your teeth and gums are in the healing process.
Use a desensitizing toothpaste
As teeth tissues heal, you may experience temporary sensitivity to cold. Use a desensitizing toothpaste to help ease the pain of sensitivity.
These oral hygiene routine tips at home are essential after your deep teeth cleaning. On the third or fourth day, you may resume to your normal oral hygiene routine.