Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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9:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

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    Yesterday Dr. Hanson pulled out my wisdom tooth. She was gentle and caring and made sure I was comfortable. I didn’t feel any pain and there was very little bleeding. She and her staff were a tremendous help guiding me through the process and keeping me calm. I have been going to Dr. Brower and Dr. Hanson for over 10 years and they are the best. I highly recommend them.

    Anita Pagano

    Dr. Hanson has a wonderful beside manner and did a great job prepping my tooth for a crown. Her assistant Shea was also wonderful and both of them kept me calm by sharing stories of travel. Great job and left with a smile!

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    I had my third visit yesterday to fill a cavity under a very old bridge. Dr. Buckley had discussed several options for a plan to undertake this work as part of a plan we agreed on for the health and appearance of my teeth. It was a three hour appointment for cutting away the old bridgework, filling the cavity as shown in the x-rays and putting on a temporary bridge until all the work was finalized. She and her wonderful assistant extended the most caring attitude for my comfort during all this time. As tedious as it was, I came away at the end of the appointment impressed with their professionalism and caring attitudes. I am so pleased this dental practice was recommended to me!

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