A thorough cleaning unavoidably produces some bleeding and swelling and may cause some tenderness or discomfort. This is not due to a “rough cleaning”, but to tender and inflamed gums from insufficient oral hygiene. We recommend the following for 2-3 days after cleaning was performed:
- A warm salt water rinse 2 – 3 times per day (1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water)
- For discomfort use Children’s Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin as directed for the age of the child.