Why is a Deep Cleaning (Scaling & Root Planing - SRP) Indicated?
When plaque and tartar get too far below the gumline, brushing and flossing simply can't reach that far.
Why is plaque and tartar below my gumline a problem?
Tartar is a colony of bacteria that causes your body to try to fight it like an infection. This battle, when left untreated, causes irreversible bone loss and subsequent gum loss.
Why can't I do just a regular cleaning?
A regular healthy mouth cleaning will not help treat deeper disease-causing bacteria. Deep cleaning is a regimen of multiple cleanings over a few visits to manage the disease long-term in a customized fashion.
What will the deep cleaning accomplish?
Removing plaque and tartar below the gumline, disrupting the bacterial environment. A more frequent cleaning regimen is an absolute to maintain levels.