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 appreciate the courtesy and efficiency of my service in this office. I would recommend to anyone who needs periodontal treatment this office.
- Rick P
Just perfect couldn't ask for anything better !
- Ann P
I highly recommend this office because of the courtesy and professionalism shown to met these past few years.
- Ray H
I am happy to come to my appointments as I am always treated professionally. The staff always have time for your questions. Thank God for the service I have received as I have been able to keep my teeth and gums strong and healthy.
- Shirley M
Great service. Staff is wonderful. They take very good care of my teeth. Very professional.
- Linette H
Very friendly atmosphere--positive feedback. Would highly recommend this Periodontal Practice.
- Shelia W
I've been coming here over 20 years and get quality care every time I come. I'm miraculously holding on to my teeth, thanks to my hygienist and Dr. Kim.
- Fred P
Everythings been great.
- Mickey P
Since I have been coming here, I have found that my sensitivity to hot and cold has improved immensely. I would recommend for anyone needing a peridondtist
- Mary B
Dr. Arrington has done a fantastic job with my oral care! I did not feel the local anesthetic when I needed it along with my dental work. I love her mannerisms and the chairside manner is excellent! I love the entire staff!!!
- Tracy B
The doctor and all the staff members have demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism, while being attentive to my personal needs and concerns. They have been thorough with explanations of my status, informative of what i could anticipate throughout the treatment , and have provided a comprehensive awareness of my dental progress and goals for continuing improvement.
- Janie M
I have been coming to this office since the '90's and I was in "bad" shape. This periodontal treatment has made all the difference in the world. I moved from that shy smile to a grin all the time. My dental hygienist Debbie always does a " Herculean " job cleaning my teeth!!! My doctors are encouragers and have outstanding skills. I am proud to be their patient.
- Martha S
I've been a patient for several years. Dr. Kim and Dr. Arrington are top shelf in their profession. The entire staff set the bar for professional service in the Rocky Mount area.
- Mack E
All has been great coming here! I have had great experiences every time I come.
- FraNK t
very professional and friendly.....
- Joan W
Carolyn is great! I trust her and like her. Staff is all great !
- Beth P
I have been coming here for many years and am extremely pleased with the treatment and care. I have felt that my desires have been taken into consideration with no pressure applied. Overall, my experience has been excellent and I would recommend that anyone needing periodontal care use Dr. Kim and staff.
- Mildred T
I have been coming many + years. Dr. Kim & Dr. Arrington, are very professional and thorough, The staff is always friendly and make you feel at home. Carolyn is amazing and does a great job cleaning my teeth! Love her . Would recommended the practice/staff to anyone.
- Phyllis E
The experience at this dental office has been great!
- Torian W