When It’s Time to Schedule a Professional Deep Cleaning
Periodontal scaling and root planning (SRP), also referred to as deep cleaning, is recommended by dentists when signs of chronic periodontal disease (gum disease) exist. It is like a regular cleaning performed by a dental hygienist, except SRP focuses on the root’s outer surface and beneath the gum line. Plaque and tartar above and below the gum line are removed, cleaning down to the tooth’s root. Deep cleaning will help manage any infection and promote recovery. Good oral health is vital to your overall health.