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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.

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Patient Reviews

Dr. Mark Mangelson saved my life! On a routine periodontal visit, Dr. Mark Mangelson noticed an enlarged area under my tongue. He immediately referred me to an ear, nose and throat specialist. The ...

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Merlin Taylor

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What a terrific find. A referral from another dentist was good fortune for me. Highly recommend Dr. Mangelson and his team!

Jillian Seymour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks 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...

Samantha Torred

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Had a bad experience before I seen dr.Mandelson, He made it such an easy fast relaxing appointment. I would refer to friends and family! All the...

Patty Caret

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks 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 weeks 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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