AMERICAN DENTAL CENTER
2936 VALLEY VIEW LN
DALLAS, TX 75234
PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS AFTER PERIODONTAL TREATMENT
For pain or discomfort you may take over-the-counter pain medication.
It is advisable to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours, and avoid any hard or
spicy foods which could cause irritation.
Drink plenty of water during the first 24 hours-at least 8 glasses are
Place cold towels or an ice bag to the outside of your face in treated are. Apply for
15 minutes during the first 4-6 hours.
On the morning after the treatment, rinse mouth with warm salt water (1/2
teaspoon salt to a glass of warm water). Repeat this several times daily.
Brush teeth gently to help remove plaque that has started to form. We suggest
using fluoridated, tarter control toothpaste.
Don’t use floss or other home tooth care products, such as toothpicks or electric
brushes, until the day after your treatment. Begin very gently at first.
Because it is very common for periodontal disease to recur, patients should have
regular checkups to monitor progress and prevent recurrence.
Please follow these home care instructions carefully and call our office if you have any questions or concerns.