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L Cant
L Cant
16:20 05 Nov 19
Overall, an exceptional experience with my Hygienist. Yolanda made me feel warm and welcomed as she had remembered me from past visits. She was also able to relieve my anxiety over the cleaning by creating a meaningful conversation that took my mind off of what was happening. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a welcoming dentistry office!
Lara
Lara
16:04 31 Oct 19
Dr. Michelle Fung is the best dentist I've ever had and by far the most attentive. She's kind, encouraging, and I truly felt like my comfort was her priority. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to any kind of dental procedures so I really appreciated her approach. I learn something new about how to take better care of my teeth every time I see her, and she takes her time to answer all of my questions. Her personality actually makes me look forward to visiting the dentist, which I never thought was possible :P
Stupor Duck
Stupor Duck
12:29 24 Oct 19
I've been going to Downtown Dentistry for almost 17 years. Dr. Chan, who is my dentist, is to be commended on the highly competent staff employed there. The dental professionals and support staff are first rate. I've never had cause for complaint in all my visits. Currently I am in the process of completing the 'Invisalign' process to straighten my teeth. I have recommended Downtown Dentistry to others owing to their excellent and caring service.
Syeda A. Nikhat
Syeda A. Nikhat
01:56 18 Oct 19
I went for cleaning and check up. Eni was my hygienist who did an amazing job of cleaning my teeth. She took her time and carefully removed any plaque that was left due to braces. Throughout the cleaning she shared very useful advice and hygiene tips on protecting my teeth with braces. I left feeling very happy.
Samine Jean-Joseph
Samine Jean-Joseph
22:17 17 Oct 19
I usually get nervous when I visit the dentist, but the staff @downtown dentistry always provide more than excellent customer service. They are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very patient. The hygienist that I’ve dealt with today was amazing! She also shared additional and very interesting information. I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for top of the line service!
Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew
15:11 11 Oct 19
Had been to this clinic after moving to the city. I was skeptical initially, but this clinic is really on par with their reviews and standards. Met Dr. Reddy N.C. and I am very happy with his work. He was so good in diagnosing the issue and explain it in laymen terms. Looking forward for the treatment.
Teodora Makaji
Teodora Makaji
23:57 10 Oct 19
Dr. Fung is changing and raising the standard for all dentists out there. Absolutely goes out of her way to make sure that you’re the most comfortable and remembers all of your preferences and sensitivities. Keeps you informed about what procedure she’s doing and why and if you’re curious or have any question, she’s a book of knowledge. And what’s so rare to find- she’s just a great and fun person and shows it during each visit. She makes greatest atmosphere between her, the patient and whoever is assisting her. Could not be happier to be her patient. Clinic is super clean and friendly too!
Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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L Cant
L Cant
16:20 05 Nov 19
Overall, an exceptional experience with my Hygienist. Yolanda made me feel warm and welcomed as she had remembered me from past visits. She was also able to relieve my anxiety over the cleaning by creating a meaningful conversation that took my mind off of what was happening. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a welcoming dentistry office!
Lara
Lara
16:04 31 Oct 19
Dr. Michelle Fung is the best dentist I've ever had and by far the most attentive. She's kind, encouraging, and I truly felt like my comfort was her priority. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to any kind of dental procedures so I really appreciated her approach. I learn something new about how to take better care of my teeth every time I see her, and she takes her time to answer all of my questions. Her personality actually makes me look forward to visiting the dentist, which I never thought was possible :P
Stupor Duck
Stupor Duck
12:29 24 Oct 19
I've been going to Downtown Dentistry for almost 17 years. Dr. Chan, who is my dentist, is to be commended on the highly competent staff employed there. The dental professionals and support staff are first rate. I've never had cause for complaint in all my visits. Currently I am in the process of completing the 'Invisalign' process to straighten my teeth. I have recommended Downtown Dentistry to others owing to their excellent and caring service.
Syeda A. Nikhat
Syeda A. Nikhat
01:56 18 Oct 19
I went for cleaning and check up. Eni was my hygienist who did an amazing job of cleaning my teeth. She took her time and carefully removed any plaque that was left due to braces. Throughout the cleaning she shared very useful advice and hygiene tips on protecting my teeth with braces. I left feeling very happy.
Samine Jean-Joseph
Samine Jean-Joseph
22:17 17 Oct 19
I usually get nervous when I visit the dentist, but the staff @downtown dentistry always provide more than excellent customer service. They are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very patient. The hygienist that I’ve dealt with today was amazing! She also shared additional and very interesting information. I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for top of the line service!
Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew
15:11 11 Oct 19
Had been to this clinic after moving to the city. I was skeptical initially, but this clinic is really on par with their reviews and standards. Met Dr. Reddy N.C. and I am very happy with his work. He was so good in diagnosing the issue and explain it in laymen terms. Looking forward for the treatment.
Teodora Makaji
Teodora Makaji
23:57 10 Oct 19
Dr. Fung is changing and raising the standard for all dentists out there. Absolutely goes out of her way to make sure that you’re the most comfortable and remembers all of your preferences and sensitivities. Keeps you informed about what procedure she’s doing and why and if you’re curious or have any question, she’s a book of knowledge. And what’s so rare to find- she’s just a great and fun person and shows it during each visit. She makes greatest atmosphere between her, the patient and whoever is assisting her. Could not be happier to be her patient. Clinic is super clean and friendly too!
Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, a form of periodontal disease called gingivitis, can cause tooth loss. Researchers have also found that people who have gum disease are more likely to have heart disease or difficulty controlling their blood sugar. Our dentists can treat you for this disease using the latest techniques available.

SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE

Before our dentists can treat you for gum disease, you have to know whether you have it or not. You take the first step by coming in to our office to get a checkup. Make a special appointment – even if it is between cleanings – if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive plaque or tartar buildup
  • Deep red or purple gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Shiny gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Abscesses

Most of these symptoms tend to feel mild and might not cause you much distress. Consequently, you might put off getting your gums checked until long after the symptoms have appeared. At that point, the disease may be so advanced that surgery or bone and tissue grafts may be needed. So, it is important to get regular dental checkups and see your dentist as soon as you notice the symptoms.

DIAGNOSING GUM DISEASE

Make an appointment with our dentist as soon as you recognize any of symptoms of gum disease. Your dentist performs a visual check and then takes x-rays if necessary to see if you have lost any bone due to periodontal disease.

SCALING AND ROOT PLANING GUM TREATMENT

If you are in the early stages of gum disease, we can perform a scaling and root planning treatment. During this procedure, your dentist or hygienist uses a special ultrasound tool or laser to scrape the plaque and tartar from your gums down to the roots of your teeth. Your dentist may give you a local anesthetic to deaden your gums to alleviate any pain you might feel from the procedure. The key to success with this treatment is for you to take good care of your teeth and gums following the scaling and root planing treatment.

MEDICATIONS FOR GUM DISEASE

Your dentist can help you stop the progression of gum disease by prescribing you one of several different types of medications. These include oral antibiotics; antibiotic mouthwashes, microspheres, strips and gel; antiseptic strips and enzyme suppressants. If your dentist refers you to your primary care doctor, you might also get medications to clear up infections elsewhere in your body.

DENTAL SURGERY FOR GUM DISEASE

Your dentist or periodontist might perform gum surgery if the periodontal disease is very advanced. The two most common types of surgery for gum disease include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts. For flap surgery, the dentist lifts up the gums to remove tartar, and then stitches the gums back in place for a snugger fit. This makes it easier to clean your teeth. For the most advanced cases, dental surgeons can do grafts to repair the bones and tissues damaged by the gum disease.

NON SURGICAL GUM TREATMENT FOR GUM DISEASE USING ARESTIN

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment used to treat periodontal disease. ARESTIN is used to make this method more effective. ARESTIN is an anti-biotic that combats the bacteria that causes gum disease. It is placed in pockets of space at or below the gumline. The dentist may apply ARESTIN at the same time he performs scaling and root planing, or at a follow-up visit. In some instances, it is also used during routine maintenance for patients who have periodontal disease.

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DOWNTOWN DENTISTRY

438 University Ave., Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 360-6650
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Hours:

Monday:       9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday:       8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday:     8:00am – 6:00pm
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