Laser Therapy Instructions

Healing occurs at an individual’s own rate and is affected by outside influence such as mechanical* or bacterial trauma.

For example when you cut yourself and a scab forms, it will fall off as the tissue matures and becomes stronger and more resistant. Please let your mouth/gums have enough time to heal.

Oral Hygiene Instruction Guidelines:

  • manual brushing may be allowed at 7-10 days
  • floss at 3-4 weeks (above gum-line only)
  • electric toothbrush at 4-6 weeks (not going below gum-line)
  • oral irrigators 3-6 months (above gum-line only)
  • keep patients on Chlorohexidine the entire time they are not brushing (about 2-4 weeks) and switch to a non-staining antimicrobial rinse (Listerine, Crest Pro-Health)

*Mechanical trauma can include but is not limited to:

  • hard, crunchy food
  • incorrect oral hygiene/aggressive brushing
  • brushing or flossing too early on
  • exercise!!! – No exercise for one week following laser therapy. Doctors will advise when it is safe to resume exercise regimen
Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim or Dr. Arrington today!