As your gums heal, keep them healthy
You can take steps toward preventing periodontal (gum) disease. Here are a few tips to help you care for your teeth after receiving ARESTIN® with scaling and root planing (SRP).
After receiving treatment
Avoid chewing hard, crunchy, or sticky foods such as carrots, taffy, and gum for 7 days. You should also avoid using floss or a dental pick in the treated areas for 10 days.
Other tips for preventing gum disease
Drinking water can also help. Fluoridated tap water or bottled water helps prevent tooth decay.
If you’re a smoker, consider quitting. Smoking may increase the likelihood of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. So on top of other health benefits, your dental health can also benefit from stopping smoking.
You may need another visit
Some people with gum disease need multiple visits. Others return for annual cleanings. Scheduled checkups can help your dental professional assess your gum disease and help you manage it.
Maintain a good oral health routine
As your gums heal, it's important to begin and maintain a good oral health routine. This should include brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing every day. Ask your dental professional about the best oral hygiene products for you.
Here are a few products to consider:
Remember, you should replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Replace your toothbrush sooner if the bristles start to fray.
How do I achieve the best results from my treatment with ARESTIN®?
To achieve the best results, follow the instructions given by your dental professional. You'll also find these important guidelines useful after treatment with ARESTIN®:
Still have questions? Read some common questions about ARESTIN® and scaling and root planingContinue