Scaling & Root Planing
The initial stage of treatment is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling to remove plaque and tartar (calculus) deposits beneath the gum line.
The tooth roots may also be planed to smooth the root surface allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. In some cases, the occlusion (bite) may require adjustment.
Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria that create toxins and cause periodontitis. In some cases,antibiotic fibers may be placed in the periodontal pockets after scaling and planing. This may be done to control infection and to encourage normal healing.
When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, it is difficult to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar. Patients can seldom, if ever, keep these pockets clean and free of plaque. Consequently, surgery may be needed to restore periodontal health.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
I found that the entire staff is very friendly, patient, and they take time to explain everything. I enjoy coming to this office.
- Dureatta G
Every time I come here I know I'm being taken care of, thanks to Dr. Kim and my hygienist.
- Myron G
Thankful for Dr. Arrington and the staff here. Always great service and I feel very comfortable.
- Roger B
This office is top notch! I have been coming for over 20 years and I would highly recommend this is a good place!
- Cyril W
Wouldn't think of going anywhere else, very professional!
- Kenny P
I have been coming here for years, when I started I was very nervous, Carolyn my dental hygienist was very patient with me. I enjoy coming here. Dr. Kim and this rest of the staff is great also.
- Tina V
All staff is competent and does a thorough job.
- angela g
My experience in this office has been very professional, knowledgeable and kind. I recommend this office to my family and friends.
- Kattie C
very nice and helpful love coming here
- Lynn W
I have been a patient here for 30+ years and Debbie and Dr. Kim have taken great care of me! Everything I have experienced in this office has been great!!
- Sally L
Great experience! I know I'm being take of with my periodontal/ dental needs.
- Doris H
I'm confident I'm getting the best care!
- Barbara H
With my family's history of serious periodontal issues, I never thought I'd reach age 66 with better than 80 percent of my teeth intact and in place. This happy outcome is entirely due to the efforts of John Kim, his predecessor, Stan Ford, Harriet Arrington, and their hygienist, Debbie Choate. Without the efforts of these very capable folks, I would be living a toothless life. Do I recommend them? Absolutely!!!
- Bill Y
The staff has always been friendly and considerate. There was very little wait time. I would highly recommend this office to family and friends.
- Jennifer W
When I come here you are joyful and friendly and give me your best work and care!
- Marie H
Very thorough cleanings here and I remain comfortable. Thankful for Dr. Arrington and staff that take care of me.
- Ruby T
Staff and doctor take care of me very well. Explanations in a way I can understand.
- Edward P
I appreciate the work and I am going to go back to my referral in which who sent me to thank them!
- Mary K
Was very pleased with everything here and look forward to returning. Had a lot of experience with many dentist and periodontitis, and feel as if I'm qualified to judge their expertise and professionalism
- Joyce R
They are really nice to me !
- Ella C