What you should know after your teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning

When you have had a teeth cleaning or deep cleaning, it is normal for the gums to feel a little swollen or sensitive in some areas. These are usually the areas where the most tartar was removed. The swollen feeling will resolve within the first 24 -48 hours. It is important to brush and floss the teeth thoroughly but not aggressively as instructed, even if there is tenderness or bleeding. After the first few days the swelling and bleeding should stop. Also, when tartar is removed from the teeth, you may experience some sensitivity. You may first want to try an over the counter sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne, if this does not help, you can contact the office for a more potent sensitivity treatment.