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
This office gets a 10 out of 10, a thumbs up for sure. If I had not started coming to this office, I would not have my teeth now.
- John F
Everything is good with this office.
- Milton C
This office is always polite. They present the information in a positive way and were very helpful in talking to my insurance company. I highly recommend this office for your Periodontal Needs.
- Theresa R
Debbie was excellent as always and Dr. Kim was and is superb. I look forward to my visit with the dentist . It wasn't always like that.
- Fannie G
It was a great experience. Never have met a nicer group of professional people in dentistry. Enjoyed my services provided. Will recommend to others and will come back if I ever need this service again.
- Maggie C
I started coming here with Dr. Strickland and began seeing Dr. Arrington after Dr. Strickland retired. I just love everyone here. They are thorough and very professional.
- Grover H
I am so thankful to be a patient with Dr. Kim and his staff. Always treated with a friendly and smiling face. Thanks to the best hygienist and Periodontist ever - Debbie Choate and Dr. Kim!
- Christy B
I have been very pleased with the professional care I have received. Debbie does a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. Kim is great!! We enjoy talking about our favorite team the Redskins.
- Michael S
I have been coming here for 34 years. It is, without a doubt, the most pleasant medical experience I have ever had. The staff are like family. Never a less than excellent experience.
- Dianne B
Very good experience, quality help and quality care. Overalll,100% satisfaction
- David B
I've been going here for my dental needs for over a year and my experiences have been great. The most friendly staff I've every met.
- Bobby G
This office has taken very good care of me for several years. Everyone is very friendly and kind. I look forward to my appointments. I have always been treated gently and with respect and highly recommend them!
- Bonnie K
I have been a patient of Dr. Kim's for about three years. Dr. Gaskins sent me over to try and save some back teeth for my partial to hold on to. They are still there and I am not having any problems at all. The people here are great and I am glad to be a patient here.
- Mae F
I had a great experience on my cleaning today, they did a wonderful job.
- Betty K
- Cindy R
I have always gotten excellent care at this practice and intend to continue to return for all my dental care.
- Robert S
Visit today was awesome. The hygienist was very professional and did a great job today.
- Peggy G
I have been coming here for over twenty-five years and have really been please with the care I have received from this professional staff!
- Nell G
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
Everyone in this office is courteous and explains things so I can understand. They seem to care about me as a person.
- Diane R