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.
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.
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.
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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.