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Sub calc and srp

If sub calculus is eveident on X-rays does that automatically mean scale/root planing is performed?



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The presence of subgingival calculus alone does not necessarily mean a patient needs non-surgical periodontal therapy/SRP. For a patient to qualify for SRP they need to have active disease with clinical attachment loss such as recession and boneloss. Pocket depths, furcation involvement, bleeding, suppuration, and mobility should be noted and considered too.

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