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 345 Scaling and Root Planing reviews.

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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Patient Review by Dean G

Dr. Kim made me feel better about my situation.

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Patient Review by Claudia M

Wonderful experience- very conservative treatment approach! Staff are very skilled and respectful.

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Patient Review by Patsy W

Very good experience.

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Patient Review by Lorraine W

Everyone is so caring here.

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Patient Review by Matthew j

I was nervous before, but I am a lot more knowledgeable now to overall periodontal care. After scaling and root planing my teeth feel a lot better.

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Patient Review by David W

Very nice office and professional.

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Patient Review by Peggie A

It has been a very pleasant experience. Everyone friendly, office very clean and bathrooms exceptionally clean.

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Patient Review by Ed E

Great staff, great experience and very knowledgeable team.

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Patient Review by Nancy G

I was impressed by the training of the staff and thoroughness they gave me.

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Patient Review by Lekeethia J

Very happy with the work done in this office.

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Patient Review by Patsy L

Great staff and experience!

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