Scaling And Root Planing

Scaling and root planning, also known as SRP, is the best treatment for infected gums. The dentist uses local anesthesia to treat the gums and teeth roots.

Ultrasonic devices are sometimes used by doctors to help with certain cases. However, they can be just as painful as regular scraping tools.

The dentist fills the spaces between the teeth and gum with an antibiotic fiber. This speeds up the healing process and prevents infection. The threads are usually removed seven days later.

Post-operative Care

Anesthesia may cause some loss of sensation in the gums, but only for a few hours. There is little to no pain when you plan and scrape.

Scope Of The SRP

This is helpful when tartar (a large amount of mineral deposits) begins to accumulate on the teeth and the gums begin pulling away from the teeth.

SRP efficiency

The infection will stop spreading if the patient takes care of his teeth and gums.

Risk Factors

SRP can pose a number of risks. This could lead to the introduction of harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Additionally, the infection could cause damage to the gum tissue. If you have any medical conditions, it is important to take antibiotics both before and after surgery. If you have any of the following impairments, it is worth considering taking medication.

  • You may have specific problems with your heart that increase the likelihood of Endocarditis.
  • A weak immune system.
  • Major surgery was performed in recent years. Artificial body parts were used (e.g., prosthetic hips or synthetic heart valves).


  • SRP is an easy way to treat gum disease.
  • To prevent infection from recurring, floss and clean your teeth at least twice daily following the surgery.