Most of the time your teeth and gums will feel better after your deep cleaning. But sometimes your gum tissue may be tender. Take Tylenol or Advil and use warm salt-water rinses to soothe your gum tissue. Even though your gums may be sore, brush and floss.

In cases where very heavy buildup (calculus/tartar) has been removed, your teeth may be sensitive to cold. Let us know because a prescription strength fluoride may be helpful.

If you experience any swelling, call our office. You may require an antibiotic.