Overview of SRP
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a procedure used to treat periodontal disease. SRP is a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gum line and from the root surfaces of the teeth. This procedure is used to reduce inflammation and infection in the gums and to halt the progression of periodontal disease.
At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bradley Hughes has experience in providing SRP treatments. Dr. Bradley Hughes will first assess the condition of the gums and the degree of periodontal disease before beginning the SRP procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Bradley Hughes will use specialized tools to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gum line and from the root surfaces of the teeth. After the procedure, the gums and teeth will be healthier and the patient will be able to maintain better oral health.
Benefits of SRP
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is a periodontal procedure that is used to treat gum disease. SRP removes plaque and tartar from below and above the gum line, and smooths the root surfaces to reduce the risk of new plaque and tartar buildup. SRP can help to reduce inflammation, decrease pocket depth and reduce bleeding. SRP can help to reduce the risk of tooth loss and improve the overall health of the gums. SRP is a safe and effective procedure that can help to improve the health of your gums and teeth.
At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bradley Hughes offers SRP to treat gum disease. This procedure can help to reduce inflammation and pocket depth, and can reduce the risk of tooth loss. SRP is a safe and effective procedure that can help improve the overall health of your gums and teeth. Dr. Bradley Hughes is experienced in performing SRP and can help you to achieve better oral health.
How SRP is Performed
At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, scaling and root planing is a procedure used to treat gum disease. During this procedure, the dentist will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. The dentist will then smooth the root surfaces of the teeth to discourage further build-up of plaque and tartar.
The dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth and to reduce the inflammation of the gums. Following the procedure, the patient may experience some soreness or bleeding of the gums. The dentist may also recommend additional treatments, such as a deep cleaning, to help improve the health of the gums. With regular visits to the dentist and proper at-home oral hygiene, patients can help to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.
Aftercare and Recovery
Scaling and Root Planing is a dental procedure that helps to remove plaque and tartar buildup, as well as smooth and reshape the roots of your teeth. This helps to prevent further damage and decay, and can help to reduce gum inflammation. Dr. Bradley Hughes at Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will use specialized tools to remove the buildup and smooth the roots of your teeth. After the procedure, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Hughes to help ensure a successful recovery.
It is important to practice good oral hygiene habits after the procedure, such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Additionally, Dr. Hughes may recommend using a special mouthwash to help reduce inflammation and promote healing. Staying hydrated and avoiding hard or crunchy foods is also important for a successful recovery. Following these aftercare instructions can help ensure a successful recovery and help to protect your teeth from further damage and decay.
Alternatives to SRP
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a common dental procedure used to treat gum disease. Although SRP is a widely accepted treatment, it may not be the best option for everyone. Fortunately, there are several alternatives that can help prevent and treat gum disease.
One alternative is laser gum therapy. This procedure uses a laser to remove plaque and bacteria from the gum line. Laser gum therapy can be used to treat gum disease without the need for surgery or anesthesia, making it a safe and effective option for many patients.
Another alternative to SRP is the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics can help reduce inflammation and eliminate bacteria that can lead to gum disease. However, antibiotics should only be used when necessary and should be prescribed by a dentist.
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