Most of the time prevention lacks any follow up care, and therefore no post operative instructions are needed. Sometimes, however if you have not had your teeth cleaned in over one year the tissues will be very sore. The cleanings that are preventive in nature remove tartar or plaque deposits on the teeth, so we do go below the gum line to remove those deposits. Slight soreness in the gum tissue is normal, feel free to take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen as directed until soreness disappears, usually after the second day. Please call the office if sensitivity has been prolonged for more than 2-3 days.