⦿ This occurs as the gum tissue heals and shrinks in size.
⦿ Your gum health must be maintained with proper homecare, as instructed, and regular professional care.
⦿ Using a tooth paste specifically for sensitivity or using fluoride rinses may help alleviate sensitivity over time.
⦿ If it continues or is severe, professional application of a desensitizing agent may be beneficial.
⦿ A soft diet is recommended for 2 – 3 days as well as chewing on the opposite side of your mouth if possible.
⦿ If prescribed, use the mouth rinse, Peridex (Chlorhexidine) as directed.
⦿ A localized antibiotic (Arestin) may have been placed.If so, do not floss for 24 hours, and then continue on with diligent home care.In some cases, your treatment will be completed in multiple visits. If so, please be sure to keep all appointments.
⦿ Regular maintenance visits (every 3 months) and excellent home care will be necessary to keep your gums healthy.
We are so happy you have chosen us to help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. Please call our office with your questions.