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Scaling & Root PlaningUtah Periodontist Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease when pockets are greater than 5mm. Scaling is used to remove plauque and tartar beneath the gumline. A local anesthetic may be given to reduce any discomfort. Using an instrument called a scaler or ultrasonic cleaner, plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of the pocket.

The tooth's surfaces are then smoothed or planed. This procedure allows the gum tissue to heal, thus making it more difficult for plaque to accumulate on the newly smoothed root surfaces. Depending on the extent of the disease, Dr. Mangelson may recommend that one or more sections (quadrants) of the mouth be treated with scaling and root planing.

Patient Reviews

5 star rating

Patient Reviews

I was recommended to Dr. Mark Mangelson by a cranio/facial pain doctor. I was unfamiliar with the periodontal dental speciality but soon learned that I had a need for gum surgery and deep periodont...

Marilyn
Barbara Larsen

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Mangelson and his amazing and caring crew. Each one there goes out of their way to make sure I am comfortable and...

Kimberly Reiter

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

Dr. Mangelson helped me a lot when I thought there was no saving my back teeth. He's a great dentist. I'd highly recommend him.

Jillian Seymour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

The first day I met Dr Mangelson add his staff I felt completely at ease. They were quick to get me in and complete the work I needed done. I would...

Patty Caret

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

When I moved here from Maine my mouth was in need of some major work. Dr. Mangelson came highly recommended by a friend who had had work done. He and...

Suzanne Valverde Gillane

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Dr Mangelson and staff are the best. When they are running late, they've called to inform me, and were able to adjust to fit me in. I feel at ease...

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