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.
For more information about Scaling and Root Planing or to schedule an appointment with our doctors:
- Call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400.
- Fill out our Appointment Form.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
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Appreciate the concern that Dr. Kim showed me and courtesy of the staff. I am glad to be here for periodontal needs.
- Chris P
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Everyone here is very nice and professional!!
- Shaddad A
Patient Review by James D
Would highly recommend this practice and the doctors. The entire staff is awesome.
- James D
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Dr. Arrington and staff have done a good job taking care of my mouth!!
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I have been very pleased with my dental care in this office!!
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I thank this office for doing such a good job taking care of my dental health.
- James B
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great staff and very nice doctor. love my experience.
- Tomeka F
Patient Review by Barbara G
I am very pleased with the kind care I receive in this dental office!!
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Great service and honest work! Recommended 100%
- Jeremiah P
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Always very professional.
- Sue A
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Wonderful office and staff.
- Catie R
Patient Review by Nell G
A wonderful, professional office. With everything done professionally. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Ashley did a great job in my cleaning. Dr. Kim is excellent in her area of expertise. All staff is very nice and professional.
- Nell G
Patient Review by Richard J
Professional and courteous as usual.
- Richard J
Patient Review by Tony M
I have been very pleased with the dental care I have received in this office. They always take time to answer my questions!!
- Tony M
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I like coming here for my Periodontal care. They take good care of me!!
- Judy D
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Experience was great. Happy with the improvement. Very happy. Yes, I will be back.
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I love coming to this office!! They are so professional!!
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I thoroughly enjoy coming to this office for my Periodontal care!!
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I have been very happy with my care and do not mind paying what my insurance doesn't cover.
- Michelle S
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I have been coming here for 40+ years and have always received the best care!!
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