Should You Schedule A Professional Deep Cleaning?
Periodontal scaling and root planning, or SRP, is another term for deep dental cleaning. It's similar to how a hygienist cleans your teeth, except it concentrates on the root's outer surface and underneath the gum line. When tartar buildup has caused gum infection, this specific cleaning is recommended. Pockets arise when the gum-line pulls away from the tooth and widens. Loss of this connective tissue can lead to bone loss and, eventually, tooth loss. Deep cleaning of the teeth will help to manage the infection and encourage recovery. Preventing infection and inflammation anywhere in your body, including your gums, is vital for overall health.