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Gums aching after scaling, is this right?

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Posted by: uniquedental  (8 years ago)
Good day!

One week ago, I went to the dentist to have a teeth cleaning done. He said, the plaque build up was significant and I needed a thorough scaling done. It's been a long while since I last saw the dentist.

It's been 7 days since the scaling procedure but my gums are still aching and I have some sensitivity at the gum line for some teeth. Is this normal after scaling? I've been rinsing with salt water and I brush and floss regularly. How long will the pain in my gums last? Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Posted by: tworainbows  (8 years ago)
Hello!

After a deep cleaning procedure, it is normal for the teeth to become very sensitive to hot and cold drinks or foods. The pain and sensitivity will slowly go away as days go by.
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Posted by: goodrider  (8 years ago)
Yes, that's normal after scaling especially if your plaque build up was significant. Keep some ice cubes in your mouth. The coldness will help ease the pain.
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