Discomfort immediately after treatment is usually associated with slight aching . This discomfort usually subsides in about four hours.
Teeth may be sensitive to temperature changes and/or sweets. The sensitivity to temperature may be intense the first two or three days.
Some slight bleeding may occur during the next several brushings but the bleeding should steadily decrease after two or three days.
Root surfaces may be more exposed as the inflammation subsides. This may result in more spaces between teeth.