Deep Teeth Cleaning – SRP
Deep Teeth Cleaning–SRP | Oral Dental Care, Houston, Texas
Deep teeth cleaning, a process referred to as Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), is a process in which hardened plaque is scraped off the roots of teeth. Naturally this is cleaning below the gum line and performed manually with metal picks and scalers plus ultrasonic tools. The process is also called gum therapy, gingivitis treatment or sub-gingival treatment.
A material called calculus develops when plaque hardens onto the teeth. When periodontal or gum diseases chronically inflame the gums surrounding the teeth, the gums become tender, sore and red. Deep teeth cleaning or SRP cleans the pockets surrounding the teeth so that the gums can heal and grow back properly to protect the teeth and bone. Left unchecked, periodontitis can cause loss of teeth. To prevent against periodontal disease, patients are encouraged to practice good dental and oral health routines, including brushing after meals, daily flossing and dental checkups every six months. If you feel you are affected by periodontal disease and want to learn more about the benefits of deep teeth cleaning and SRP, please call our dental team at Oral Dental Care, Metro Houston, Texas.
Signs You May Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning—SRP
A regular teeth cleaning is a very common treatment as part of a regular dental exam and checkup. It is considered standard operating procedure as part of good general dental and oral hygiene. A deep teeth cleaning (SRP), however, are a more intense cleaning usually reserved for incidences of advanced gum issues and periodontal disease. Plaque and tartar accumulates on teeth and can harbor bacteria that may harm your teeth, gums, mouth and even the rest of your body. A dental professional can determine if a patient’s health can be improved with a deep teeth cleaning of SRP by evaluating the extent and depth of plaque and tartar deposit on a patient’s teeth.
Look for these signs, which may require a deep teeth cleaning or SRP treatment:
- Bleeding gums
- Halitosis or bad breath
- Inflamed swollen or red gums
- Loose teeth
- Pain in gums and teeth
- Receding gums
- Sores in the mouth
What to Expect with Deep Teeth Cleaning or SRP
A conventional teeth cleaning during a regular dental exam and checkup is normally satisfactory to alleviate mild to moderate inflammation of the gums. A regular teeth cleaning aims at treating the surface of the teeth above the gum line. Deep teeth cleaning or SRP reaches into the lower areas of the teeth where plaque and calculus have built up below the gum line, affecting the roots of the teeth and even bones. Call us today to schedule a dental exam and checkup. We will begin with a conventional cleaning of your teeth and examine the condition of your gums and oral health to determine if a deep cleaning—SRP– treatment is warranted.
Deep Cleaning or SPR Treatments for Metro Houston
If you would like to know more about deep teeth cleaning or SRP, call our office today. Oral Dental Care with Dr. Danny Orsak serves the Metro Houston Area, including:
- Addicks Fairbanks
- Cy Fair
- Jersey Village
- Windermere Lakes
- Wortham Village