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