The tissues around the teeth may feel a bit tender for about one to two days, which is normal. Avoid eating foods that are chewy, sticky and other foods that can stick underneath your gums, such as oatmeal, popcorn, potato chips, granola, nuts, etc for about a week. Sometimes the hygienist may place and antibiotic (Arestin) beneath the infected area(s). If so, avoid flossing for one week, and tooth brushing for 12 hours ONLY around the areas where the antibiotic has been place. Follow up six weeks with you hygienist.