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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is a meticulous cleaning of the root surfaces below the gum line to remove plaque, toxins and tartar from the root surfaces of the teeth. This procedure is more intensive than a routine general prophylaxis, or cleaning, which traditionally occurs every six months.

For your comfort, the area may be numbed prior to treatment. Research has consistently demonstrated that SRP reduces gingival inflammation and probing depths, and shifts the bacteria composition living in these pockets from one that is associated with disease toward one associated with health. Therefore, SRP is usually the first mode of treatment recommended for most periodontal patients.

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Knoxville Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am -12:00 pm | Every Other Week

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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Oak Ridge Office Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Every Other Week

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

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Sunday:

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