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.

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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.

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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.

Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim or Dr. Arrington today!

Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 185 Scaling and Root Planing reviews.

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I am so pleased with the results of my treatment. My teeth and gums have improved so much. My overall mouth health has improved and I feel so much better about keeping it that way with their help.

- kay t

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Everyone in this office is courteous and explains things so I can understand. They seem to care about me as a person.

- Diane R

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Service wonderful!

- Faye E

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everything and every time been great no complain or no problem well please

- Ted L

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It's been a pleasure and has been painless. I came in with a dental problem and they have kept me closely monitored and fixed my periodontal needs. Highly recommended!

- Bob B

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Excellent! I have been coming here for approximately 20 years and all dentists have been good!

- Stephanie T

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This is a very professional staff that took care of my needs and still monitoring my progress. I recommend this office for any one that needs periodontal dental treatment! I recommend Shannon as she is my hygienist!

- Brett W

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Good experience. Friendly staff.

- Lillian C

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This is a good place to be and would not go anywhere else. The staff here takes their time during treatment and very professional.

- Melvin B

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I really like the care I receive here! My hygienist does a very thorough job and they feel so clean. I'm so comfortable that I catch myself snoring!! I'm a very satisfied customer!!

- Donald K

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I enjoy coming here and having Dr. Kim and staff take care of my mouth. It's relatively painless!

- Bettie W

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Great care--professional staff--attentive to my needs. I would highly recommend this Periodontal Practice.

- Denise G

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I really enjoy coming to this office. It is a very professional and pleasant staff. They have helped me keep my teeth for many years and hopefully for many years to come

- Calvin A

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Staff are very knowledgable--treated very nicely--I felt at ease from the first visit---I recommend this practice for your periodontal needs.

- Georgia P

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I receive very good care! You solved all my dental problems.

- Jay Q

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Good experience here.

- Tommie B

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Since I have been coming here for many years I have always been greeted with a smile. My experience with the procedures is that they have always been done professionally and I have always been made to feel comfortable.

- Elizabeth J

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I am completely satisfied with Dr. Kim and my hygienist Shannon. I have been coming to this practice for over 30 years and I am always pleased with my care.

- Patricia C

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When one needs comprehensive, professional oral health care to promote better personal health care, finding a provider who will address that level of care with quality is essential. Dr. Kim and his staff, especially Debbie, at Rocky Mount Periodontics Center demonstrates that quality level as they administer excellent, professional oral health care services during each of my visits. Since my initial appointment, Dr. Kim and Debbie have ensured that they are aware of any changes that may affect my personal health, that they share those findings with me, and that they provide all services in not only a caring and nurturing environment, but also in a very professional environment. Excellent service is what I expected and excellent service is what I have consistently received.

- Shirley S

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great job

- lenno t

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