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Sumayya Shaikh
Sumayya Shaikh
20:45 25 Dec 19
My experience with Downtown Dentistry has been wonderful, especially with Dr. Reddy and his staff. I have always been greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care. I underwent several dental procedures like cleaning, fillings, gum disease treatment and tooth extraction. Dr. Reddy was very encouraging and informative throughout different procedures. He also encouraged me to get a cavity filled without any anesthesia. I would like to pass on the message to anyone reading this, when possible please consider getting cavity filled without needles and numbing. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!
Lee Sungok
Lee Sungok
23:09 21 Nov 19
They are so nice and great. The minute I got there, I felt so cozy that I decided to get them to take care of my teeth. Especially there is a Korean doctor in the dentistry. She is decent and professional.
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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Sumayya Shaikh
Sumayya Shaikh
20:45 25 Dec 19
My experience with Downtown Dentistry has been wonderful, especially with Dr. Reddy and his staff. I have always been greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care. I underwent several dental procedures like cleaning, fillings, gum disease treatment and tooth extraction. Dr. Reddy was very encouraging and informative throughout different procedures. He also encouraged me to get a cavity filled without any anesthesia. I would like to pass on the message to anyone reading this, when possible please consider getting cavity filled without needles and numbing. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!
Lee Sungok
Lee Sungok
23:09 21 Nov 19
They are so nice and great. The minute I got there, I felt so cozy that I decided to get them to take care of my teeth. Especially there is a Korean doctor in the dentistry. She is decent and professional.
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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Many patients who have gum disease tend to give less regard to have it treated by their dentists. They prevent its progression by maintaining good oral care regimen, without consulting their dentist for gum disease treatment. Gum disease easily progresses with a simple neglect of brushing and flossing, and no professional dental intervention.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque that’s formed in the tooth’s surface. Without regular brushing and flossing, plaque hardens onto the teeth surface and form calculus or tartar. Hardened plaque can no longer be removed even with daily brushing. A professional dental cleaning or periodontitis treatment would be necessary to completely remove hardened tartar. The bacteria start to infect the teeth and gums, leading to gum disease.

The three stages of gum disease

Dentists have classified gum disease into three stages. Each stage has a certain gum disease treatment to save the teeth and gums from further damage.

  • Gingivitis. The first stage of gum disease is characterized by swollen gums because of plaque buildup in the gum line. The swollen gums easily bleed when the patient brushes his teeth or when he floss. The bones and connective tissues that support the teeth are not affected yet, so it can still be reversed.
  • Periodontitis. The second stage of gum disease damages the supporting bone of the teeth and its fibers and this is irreversible. The patient’s gum line have deep pockets, making the gums susceptible for tartar buildup. The dentist recommends a periodontitis treatment plan to stop its progression and prevent further damage on the teeth and gums. 
  • Advanced periodontitis. This third stage of gum disease already destroys the tooth’s fibers and bone, causing the tooth to loosen or shift. The patient’s bite and manner of eating are affected. The periodontist may need to remove the tooth if it can no longer be saved by a gum disease treatment.

Procedures for gum disease treatment

  • Treatment for gingivitis. Patients need to schedule a regular dental cleaning and strictly follow an oral care regimen thereafter. They can choose a dentist that uses laser treatment to thoroughly clean their teeth and gums and avoid plaque buildup.
  • Periodontitis treatmentScaling and root planing is a nonsurgical procedure that is highly recommended to halt the progress of this gum disease. The dentist scrapes off dental plaque and calculus formed below and above the gum line. Moreover, he smoothens the tooth’s rough spots. After care is also important to prevent deep pockets to reform below the gum line.
  • Treatment for advanced periodontitis. The dentist may recommend a flap or pocket reduction surgery when deep pockets start to reform. He lifts the gums back to remove tartar. Moreover, he  rubs off the irregular surface of the tooth’s damaged bone to limit the areas where bacteria could hide. Surgical procedure is only necessary to cure advanced periodontitis when the tissues surrounding the tooth are unhealthy.

Preparation for gum disease treatment

The dentist or periodontist prepares the patient by numbing the treatment area. The degree of discomfort greatly varies per patient, and some may need sedation to keep them relax. Patients who will undergo a procedure that requires more than an hour are good candidates for sedation. 

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DOWNTOWN DENTISTRY

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