Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling

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.

An animated illustration showing the process of scaling

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.

An animated illustration showing the process of root planing

Root Planing

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.

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Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 356 Scaling and Root Planing reviews.

Patient Review by Teresa R

Great experience and satisfied with the treatment.

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Patient Review by Connie T

I feel they did a good job getting my mouth under control.

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Patient Review by Michele M

I am just grateful for the treatment I have received.

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Patient Review by Shelia K

Wonderful experience and it's been very comforting!!

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Patient Review by Judy P

It's been a good experience with this office and pain free. Everyone has been nice and friendly

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Patient Review by Johnnie E

I feel like everyone in this office cared for me and my gum health.

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Patient Review by Pat W

Dr. Kim and his staff are very skilled at their jobs. Everyone is kind and efficient .The office is very clean .Overall it has been as good as it gets for a dental experience.

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Patient Review by Claytea R

The atmosphere here is very relaxing and everyone is very pleasant..

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Patient Review by Martha T

Very nice and was always comfortable.

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Patient Review by Lou W

I have received excellent service from a very professional staff in an excellent environment.

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Patient Review by Gerald T

Very well ran, knowledgeable doctor and staff.

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Patient Review by Mary M

Very professional staff. I am very pleased with the service given and I would recommend to anyone.

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Patient Review by John W

Thoroughly satisfied with treatment. More than happy with service and people. Wil be coming back.

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Patient Review by Neda R

Overall caring office.

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Patient Review by Chris F

Excellent care!!!

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Patient Review by Katie W

Great experience!

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Patient Review by Daryl P

Good place to go!

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Patient Review by Pam H

My experience has been great at this office. Everyone was nice and helpful.

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Patient Review by Robert J

I have never had any dentist, or anyone explain my situation and how best to handle it. Very knowledgeable office.

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Patient Review by Rick B

I would recommend this office to anyone. Everyone in this office knowledgeable, professional and courteous.

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