Thomas Family Dental Services

The process of removing dental plaque and calculus (tarter) that causes inflammation and bone loss. This is a deep cleaning for patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. The patient is given local anesthetic on the side of the mouth we are working on so either a dentist or dental hygienst can get below the gums to clean out plaque and calculus (tarter) that is harboring bacteria and encouraging disease, thus helping the patient get to a disease free state. After SRP, patient will have periodontal maintenance every 3-4 months at dentist discretion.