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 223 Scaling and Root Planing reviews.

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I've been very please with that care!

- Dottie B

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Dr. Kim and the entire staff really do care about the patient. Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly.

- jeffrey j

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I am very satisfied with all the office staff

- mildred c

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I would have came here sooner if I knew that the deep cleaning would reduce my gum pockets so quickly. (in 4 weeks)

- Moses B

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The entire office is very patient and understanding. I definitely recommend anyone to come to this office with their periodontal needs.

- ME D

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I have always received excellent service in this office and I will highly recommend of friends and family

- jennifer w

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I was very pleased with the care I received while here especially the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

- Tameika F

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The office always calls to schedule my appointments on time and willing to work around my schedule. Debbie is my hygienist and she always gives me excellent patient care. Dr. Kim explains all procedures in detail where I can understand. I would recommend this office to anyone who needs a periodontist.

- Alvin S

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I have been coming to Drs. Ford and Kim and have been very satisfied with both. My hygienist Debbie is doing a wonderful job with my teeth. it was predicted when I was young that I would lose my teeth by the time that I was forty, but thanks to these Drs. and hygienist I still have most of my teeth. I'm 75!

- Anne W

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Really like the office. Dr. Kim was very interested in helping me keep my tooth.

- Romaine L

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I have been coming here for more than 35 years. If this office had not been available to me, I would have lost all of my teeth by now. As it is, I have all of my teeth but 2. I thoroughly believe that this office is the reason that I have been able to do so. They are highly professional with the patient at the heart of their work. I am thankful everyday for them.

- Margaret H

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Always very thorough in doing their service and provides an utmost professional patient care from their admin to their dental staff.

- Niecyl Dietz D

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I must say. Periodontal disease is know joke, and definitely no fun! A little over four years ago, I was told that i needed several teeth pulled! I was besides myself, considering going to Dentist all my life. I was scheduled to have one pulled. Dr.Crestetto, seen how upset i was, and decided to send me to Dr. Kim who was a Periodontal dentist. All I can say. Is thank God for Dr. KIm! four years later, he And my wonderful Technician Diane, AKA nurse Ratchet LOL! Has kept these same teeth that were supposed to be pulled four years ago in my mouth! I don`t have a fear going to the Dentist any more. I actually enjoy going, knowing the wonderful care i get, and the honesty about my condition..If you are ever told by someone else, you need your teeth pulled. Please see Dr. Kim first! You wont be disappointed! Keep those teeth that you have!

- Lora B

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My experience is always excellent when i come here and i feel like i get the best care every time i come I appreciate everyone's caring here towards me ~lharris

- Larry H

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People are often very reluctant to go to a Periodontist.....years ago, I decided to go because of my family history of gum disease. So glad I did..as I am about to turn 70 and have a smile of which I am proud and healthy teeth.....Thank you Dr. Kim, Debbie and Staff!

- Martha L

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I've yet to experience pain when I have come for cleaning or any other procedure. I feel confident with Dr. Kim and all the staffers.

- Iris C

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I have come here for over 10 years and I would not have all of my teeth if it weren't for this place. The staff has always been very friendly and have made me feel comfortable. I feel like the cleanings have really helped as I feared losing some teeth. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of me!

- Moon K

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Hygienist always friendly

- Gary M

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I am very satisfied with my visits and treatment.

- Patricia C

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Great experience, explained everything in detail. Very concerned about the health of your mouth.

- Doug H

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