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Periodontal Maintenance Therapy

 

Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)

When gingivitis goes unchecked and bacterial levels in the mouth are above average a hygienist will diagnose a need for scaling and root planing (SRP).  At this stage gingivitis has progressed into peridontitis.  SRP’s are sometimes referred to as deep cleanings, but this name does the treatment a disservice.  During a SRP, the bacteria under the gum line is the priority.  The hygienist will often recommend the use of laser decontamination treatment and ultrasonic scaling tools.  This combination maximizes the value of the scaling and root planing treatment and kills the most bad bacteria.  

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