The amount of medicine that is put into your gum pockets will be determined by your dentist. The number of teeth that need treatment and the depth of the pockets will determine the amount of medicine that is used.
After the medicine is placed in your mouth, try to avoid any actions that may cause the medicine to come out. For example:
- Do not chew hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for 1 week after treatment.
- Do not brush near any treated areas. Wait 12 hours after the procedure before brushing the other teeth.
- Do not use dental floss or any other cleaning tools that go between the teeth for 10 days after treatment.
- Do not probe or pick at the treated areas with your tongue, toothpicks, or fingers.