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Deep root cleaning

04/24/2008

Question:

does deep root cleaning hurt

Answer:

You should be numb during the procedure.  Afterwards, you can be a little sore.  You'll know you had a procedure done.  Warm salt water rinses help (2-3 times per day) and whatever you take for a headache can be taken.  It doesn't last for more than a day.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University