Empress Walk Dental
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Downtown Toronto
North York
Empress Walk Dental
5095 Yonge St, Unit A1
North York, ON M2N 6Z4
(416) 250-8000

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Why scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing are often used by dentists to treat gum disease because of several reasons:

  • Scaling and root planing are both minimally invasive. They are a non-surgical intervention which most patients prefer as a treatment for gum disease.
  • The technique involves eliminating things in the mouth like dental plaque and tartar that can contribute to inflammation of the gum tissue and the surrounding bone.
  • These techniques also clean the periodontium and relieve the symptoms of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Root planing and scaling can be used on their own or as part of a preventative step to help a patient who is suffering from periodontal disease.

Gum Disease Treatment in Toronto

The main benefits of scaling and root planing

Stop bacteria on their tracks

Periodontal disease is caused by the presence of bacteria in the mouth. The bacteria get to the gum tissue and can easily escape to the rest of the body through the bloodstream. When this happens, patients can suffer serious lung infections and even heart disease. Scaling and root planing techniques involve stopping the bacteria on their tracks. With this procedure, you can reduce the risk of periodontal disease from progressing and exposing other parts of your body to bacteria.

Prevent tooth loss

If the gum pockets are deeper than 3mm, they are at a higher risk of periodontal disease. This is because the deep pockets can accumulate bacteria which can cause a chronic inflammatory response. The bacteria slowly attack the gum tissue and bone leading to tooth loss.

Improve the look of your smile

Scaling and root planing involve getting rid of tartar and plaque from the teeth and below the gums. This helps to eliminate the stains that appear on the tooth and not only improves the patient's oral health but also their looks.

Prevent halitosis (bad breath)

Periodontal disease can greatly contribute to halitosis. This is a condition better known as bad breath. Halitosis is caused by food particles and bacteria that stick in the oral cavity resulting in a terrible smell. Scaling and root planing involve cleaning procedures that help minimize these symptoms and improve the patient's self-confidence.

Non-surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Toronto

How it works

Scaling and root planing treatment begins with an oral exam. The dentist will perform a visual observation and may also request for an x-ray in order to diagnose your condition. Scaling and root planing will be recommended if the results from the initial consultation show that:

  • Your gums are in bad shape
  • You have a lot of tartar present
  • Your gum pockets are deep
  • You are suffering from severe periodontal disease

What is scaling?

Scaling involves the use of special dental instruments or scaling tools to eliminate calculus and plaque from the exterior of the crown and root. The scaling tool has an irrigation system that flushes an antimicrobial solution just below the gums in order to minimize oral bacteria.

What is root planing?

Root planing involves removal of cementum and surface dentin from the root. The root is then leveled to encourage faster healing and prevent bacteria from returning in the area.

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Best dental visit ever! Dr Golabchifar was very attentive and caring , explained everything in a professional way. It was a fantastic appointment. I Will definitely refer others.

Brian R.

I have been coming here for all my dental needs for many years and can say that the staff and Dr. Golabchi Far are great. Dr. Golabchi far is always very accommodating and a great dentist, very professional and very fair on pricing.

Yining W.

Dr. Golabchi insisted on perfection and thanks to his dedication the end result is satisfactory. I am thankful the doctor showed attention and care to my needs and tried hard to accommodate my sensitivity to pain.

Al B.

The front desk staff and everyone are always very welcoming and friendly. They are also great with our daughter, who gets a doll toy when she leaves which makes it fun. We always leave with a smile!

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Excellent in every way. Dr. Golabchifar is the best dentist I have ever met with professional excellence and skills. The staff is incredibly friendly and the clinic is so clean.

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The office very inviting and has a calm, relaxing atmosphere. The staff were very sweet and professional as well! Best dental office and staff!

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My experience with Empress Walk Dental was absolutely amazing.They were knowledgeable, professional who provided excellent dental services in a very comfortable and caring environment.

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Dr. Far is an excellent dentist if not the best in North York. Equipped with his latest , modern and up to date dental gadgets makes his work leveled to perfection.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Golabchi far and his staff! He is very knowledgable and experienced dentist and does an amazing job with all procedures

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Dr. Golabchifar is indeed a very experienced dentist. I highly recommend him and his team for any dental work specifically orthodontics.

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