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 have received excellent care from Dr. Kim and staff for the past seven years and highly recommend this office to anyone!!!
- Hope C
Friendly Doctors staff and will answer your questions to the best of their knowledge. They always do an oral cancer screening and found a spot on my tonsil which thankfully the ENT found to be benign.
- Diana L
very pleased with service here very nice people, would recommend to anyone
- pat m
Very pleased with service provided by staff.
- Della W
I have always received excellent care from Dr. Strickland/Dr. Arrington whether it is a routine checkup, gum grafting or implant. My hygienist, Carolyn has always been excellent too. They care about me the whole person, listen and answer all questions and I feel confident in things they suggest for me to improve my teeth and gum health.
- Meg C
Over many years of coming to this office the care has been very acceptable keeping my teeth and gums in shape. The end product I have gotten here has been a five star!!!
- Peaches B
I did not mind coming for my appointments and alot of people i know get upset coming for dental care. Very happy with my care here
- Ethleen J
I have been coming here for along time and I still have my teeth. Very happy here.
- ann w
Carolyn and Dr Kim were extremely sympathetic when I explained my fears of dental work. Carolyn was very easy on me and made me feel very comfortable.
- Renee S
Michelle was awesome. I went in with an abscess tooth and after Dr. Kim examined me; Michelle cleaned the tooth and got rid of the infection, and put antibiotic under the tooth. There was no more pain and Michelle never hurt me. I called back the next morning to let her know how much I appreciate everything she did. Love her!!!
- Joel B
A courteous and qualified team of great people
- Sheila D
Very short waiting times. The staff is always very friendly. Truly love my hygienist Debbie and Dr. Kim is always very caring.
- Dianne S
Very encouraging and comforting during my procedures.
- Ethel R
Thanks to Dr. Kim and his entire staff for this humbling transformation to my gum and teeth health. This has been the best experience that I've ever had with any treatments that I've undergone with dental procedure. I especially want to thank God for the anointing that He's given to them all. They're a true testament that "Team Work Makes Dream Work!!". Continued Blessings on you and the staff Dr. Kim. Thanks Tony Silver
- Tony S
Staff gives very excellent service here.
- Larry P
I have been coming here at least 17 years and my experience has always been pleasant. I would recommend Dr. Kim and his staff to family and friends and to anyone who needs a Periodontist.
- Alma W
Staff is very professional and customer friendly
- Jesse S
Very warm and friendly staff. Very profession with excellent care!
- Dwight S
everything was very nice . Loves the new look in lobby
- Patricia (Pat) S
Carolyn has been my hygienist for many years and I hope she never leaves
- Sandra L