OUR HYGIENISTS

Rita Klein and Sung-Hye Ro

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Dental Hygiene Degree from the USC Dental Hygiene Program.
  • Rita and Sung have been with Dr. Golden more than 10 years.
  • They perform regular recall maintenance cleaning, scaling and root planing.  They can scale and root plane your teeth with Oraqix, so you will not need and injection. 
  • Teeth cleaning helps fight gingivitis and periodontitis. 

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SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

  • Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.