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Gingivitis Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
I just had a full mouth debridement in the treatment of mild gingivitis.

My teeth are terribly sensitive to even brushing much less eating and drinking cold or warm beverages. How long will it take until the sensitivity wears off?

I was told the next step was just to follow up with my dentist in 3 months for a regular cleaning. Is this normal course for something not too advanced?

I know I had pockets measuring 5mm in depth but only 2-3 and maybe 4 measuring 4 the rest were 2-3. Debridement was done on both upper and lower teeth but focused on the lower and in areas with a 5. When should I see gum improvement? Visitor from TX

Answer:
You might want to ask your dentist for a fluoride rinse. Fluoride will make the teeth less sensitive.

Keep up with very careful home care, and you should see improvement in the gum tissues by the next visit.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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