Our staffs are fully vaccinated and it's completely safe to visit us. To view our extensive safety procedures and what to expect at your dental appointment, please review our Covid-19 guidelines.
Title Image

Scaling & Root Planing

Home  /  General Dentistry  /  Scaling & Root Planing

Your dentist will recommend dental scaling and root planing if your mouth has signs of chronic periodontal disease. These procedures can help stop the harmful effects of this condition, keep your mouth healthy, and keep you from losing your teeth.

Chronic periodontal disease occurs when the bacteria in plaque cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. This causes large pockets to grow between your teeth and gums, and more bacteria can grow there that you cannot reach with teeth brushing at home. At that point, you are required to get scaling and root planning to prevent the situation from getting worse.

It’s a common misconception that scaling/professional cleaning makes our teeth loose or damaged. In fact, the reason our teeth become loose (mobile) is because proper preventative measures like scaling were not performed in a timely manner.

Scaling and Root Planing Scarborough Toronto

Another common misconception is that as we age we loose our teeth... NO NO NO ... that’s totally wrong... Our teeth should stay with us as long as we live. When we see blood coming out of any part of our body, we get paranoid and rush to the doctor...So why is bleeding from gums taken so lightly? It is equally and even more dangerous to have bleeding gums than bleeding from any other part of the body. Bleeding gums is a sign of serious oral disease called gingivitis(inflamed gums) and can progress to periodontitis (gum disease leading to bone loss around teeth which is not reversible) and eventually results in loss of teeth. The bacteria in periodontal disease are known to cause Heart Attacks, Strokes, Miscarriages, and Premature Birth Rates.

Shagofa Azizi Registered Dental Hygienist/Office Manager

We often get asked, why do we need cleaning two/three/four times a year, The answer to this is regular visits to your Dental Hygienist for Scaling and Root Planing can prevent all the serious problems mentioned above and also catch any developing problems with your teeth that can become major later and save you money and pain in the long run. Scaling, Polish and Fluoride applications are pillars for a sound dentition.

The main aim at Dr Salim Kapadia Dental is to build a strong and solid foundation of your periodontal health leading to long lasting Healthy and Functional Dentition.

Our experienced Dental Hygienist Shagofa takes pride in her work and is much appreciated by her patients for her gentleness, very thorough and detailed cleaning, thoroughly educating her patients about Oral Hygiene, Tooth Brushing Techniques, Correct Method of Flossing and Home Care Instructions. After evaluating their periodontal health and putting forward achievable goals, Shagofa makes a custom recall Schedule for her patients. Shagofa also provides smoking cessation programs for her patients and cancer screening during every visit at no cost. Shagofa sees patients as young as two years to old age. Kids love her for her jolly and charming personality. Come and visit Shagofa at our office for your oral hygiene evaluation.

Patient Education

What Patients Say About Us

My family and I have been their clients for a while and we are always happy and satisfied with Dr. Kapadia’s services. Due to my traumatic experience when I was a child, I developed phobia going to the dentist. But Dr. Kapadia and Sha are very patient and understanding with my situation.:) We always have comfortable and pleasant experience every visit. It is the best dental clinic in Scarborough.
Thelamplady Mugz
I highly recommend this dental clinic for anyone who is looking to get dental work or cleaning done!! The clinic operates in a highly professional manner while creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for the patients. Dr. Kapadia has been my dentist for many years and he is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable at what he does. A few years ago, he saved my tooth from extraction, doing something that seemed impossible at the time. Just know that you are in good hands if you choose Dr. Kapadia, not to mention his prices are very affordable. In addition, the dental hygienist working here is also amazing and extremely sweet!! She genuinely cares about your oral health and takes the time to help you understand how to practice good oral hygiene. If you are looking for a dental clinic, this is a place you can trust.
Moina M.
Thanks God, my family and I are proud of our choice and selection. A truly professional, kind, having a very courteous and friendly team with state of the art technology and maintaining absolutely neat, clean and a secured facility. They are always organized, keep us well informed of any possible changes in appointments or any limitation. It will not be fair if I don't highlight our Hygienist, Shagofa, a pleasant personality, friendly and found her always smiling, welcoming and caring. . She knows the art of engaging her patient - conveying, some time a tough message of using flasks but in a very light mode, with it's striking benefit and does not allow you to leave her room unless get your 100% commitment on it. That is the end, she does not fault on giving you a complement during your next visit, if finds your gum pink. What does it reflect - it shows the level of care and concern, each staff at this clinic has about their patients. My family and I sincerely appreciate their approach the way the treat and run this clinic and we look forward to continue this relationship throughout our life with Dr Salim Kapadia and his amazing team!! THANK YOU DR
Muhammad Bajwa
Dr. Salim is very kind doctor he is excellent dentist, his staff is very professional and exceed our satisfaction every time specially Dental hygienist Shagofa is great at her job. We are very satisfied with our choice of dental clinic and this modern and convenient clinic.
Tar Sid
Awarded best Dentist in Scarborough

Finest Patient
Care & Amenities

With over 12 years of dental experience in Scarborough, Dr. Salim Kapadia takes pride in offering patients exceptional family and cosmetic dental care services. Using modern medical technologies, our team delivers quality and affordable dental services. Dr. Salim Kapadia is very thorough in explaining the pros and cons of every procedure so you can make an informed decision. They believe in the Inform, Consent, Perform method of delivering dental services. Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre was awarded the 2020 Best Dental Office in Scarborough award.

Contact us for more information or book an appointment