Scaling and Root planing, or SRP, is a periodontal treatment used to treat mild to moderate periodontal disease. At every exam appointment at Filliman Dental, we take great care to not only evaluate the health of the teeth but also the foundation or support that holds your teeth in place. It is common for tartar and plaque to buildup beneath the gumline of your teeth resulting in inflammation and bone loss. This bone loss, in moderate to severe cases, can result in tooth mobility and even tooth loss. If you are diagnosed with this active disease, it may be indicated to receive scaling and root planing or otherwise known as a "deep cleaning". This involves taking specialized instruments and cleaning deep beneath the gum to clean bacteria, plaque, tartar and other irritants off of the tooth roots. If done properly, the inflammation and bone loss should stop progressing, therefore, greatly improving your oral health and increasing the longevity of your teeth.
If you suffer from painful, puffy or bleeding gums, come see us for an evaluation at Filliman Dental. We want to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime and would love to help you achieve your smile goals.