Wait a few hours for the anesthesia to wear off before eating. Eat very soft foods, and chew lightly. Avoid hot, acidic, and spicy foods for 24 hours.
DO NOT spit or rinse for 1-2 days, as it can disrupt blood clotting.
Rinse with warm salt water 48 hours after your deep cleaning.
If you were prescribed antibiotics, make sure to take the antibiotics for the full duration prescribed.
If you're experiencing mild pain, use over-the-counter pain medication (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc...). Apply ice to reduce swelling.
If you experience extreme pain, inflammation, or discomfort even after taking over-the-counter medication, call your dentist.
DO NOT smoke, as this can disrupt healing.
Return for a follow-up examination to ensure that your gums and teeth are getting healthier.