SCALING AND ROOT PLANING(SRP's) sessions will be provided to debride the root surfaces of all of your teeth. The Bacterial Plaque has produced waste products (poisions or endotoxins) that have become embedded into the root surfaces and are at the depth of the pockets. The front of the infection is at the bottom of the pocket and Drs. Dennis Nishimine, Dee Nishimine, & Sophia Tseng want to ensure that these roots are cleaned properly. The Bactrerial Plaque's waste products most be removed to regain periodontal health. Following SRP's your daily oral hygiene procedures of brushing and flossing must be done daily or the Bacterial Plaque will reform and cause further destruction.
We will utilze ultrasonic scalers ("baby jackhammer") to remove the heavy or gross deposit and this will be followed with hand instrumentation of each and every root surface to ensure that they are thoroughly cleansed. This may be sensitive and the use of local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, oral sedatives may be used. Your comfort and smile are our greatest concern.
The SRP's will be provided in multiple session dependent upon the severity of the case. Following each session we want you to be brushing and flossing that same day to remove the Bacterial Plaque. They may intially be sensitive to hot and cold and if you keep the Bacterial Plaque scores low they will reinsulate themselves and little sensitivity will be present.
Your two hands with Brushing and Flossing will determine the success of your periodontal implant therapy. Please give this information to your family members and friends and we will be happy to provide a periodontal implant evaluation for them as well.
During the course of your SRP's if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss them with us.