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Downtown Dentistry
4.8
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Yuhua Li
Yuhua Li
14:36 06 Jul 20
I'm doing the Invisalign with Downtown Dentistry since January 2020. Dr. Chan and her team all are very professional and very kind. Only half year my teeth got a big change from the crowded bottom teeth and protruding upper teeth. I'm so happy about this experience, especially in the pandemic period they continue contacted with us. I would say that thank you Dr. Chan! Thanks each of you in the team for your excellent service ! All the best, Claire
Kimberly Fawcett Smith
Kimberly Fawcett Smith
00:49 04 Jul 20
Great experience. Highly professional staff. Dr chan recommended invisalign to straighten my teeth while correcting my bite and thus far, I have achieved perfect results. A few more tweaks, and I will complete this phase of my dental care. With regular hygiene appointments, I will have excellent dental health for the remainder of my life. Thank you so much.
Geeky Healthy
Geeky Healthy
23:07 03 Jul 20
Recently went to get a cleaning done (early June 2020) and I am so glad I went. The staff was absolutely amazing! (As always). Even during the COVID period they were well prepared with proper PPE and made sure all answered questionnaire (and sanitized etc). My hygienist was very patient and did a great job. I highly recommend Downtown Dentistry!
Gerard Amador
Gerard Amador
22:25 03 Jul 20
I was able to get an Emergency Dental appointment right away. It was a super smooth experience and they even helped file my insurance claim for me. Thank You so much!
Bomi Daver
Bomi Daver
18:32 18 Jun 20
Great space friendly staff. Had a rootcanal done by Dr Ali and he did a great job, highly recommend him.
Sandra Woo
Sandra Woo
22:56 09 Mar 20
Possibly one of the best dental offices I’ve ever been to. Dr.Chan always manages to put a smile on my face and accommodated my needs for my invisilign treatment. Highly recommend seeing her for your treatment needs!
Tim Kacurov
Tim Kacurov
23:56 29 Feb 20
Great service and great professional work. I had several fillings and an extraction in one sitting and it was done with minimal pain and discomfort. Dr. Kim is truly amazing! Thank you for everything!
Barry Li
Barry Li
02:31 17 Feb 20
Dr Chan, Dr Kim, Yolanda and the rest of the team are super skilled, professional and welcoming. I love their overall atmosphere at the office! I would highly recommend them to everyone! Thank you for the visit!
Rita Bersani
Rita Bersani
15:08 08 Jan 20
Downtown Dentistry has the best team. They are awesome. Dr. Amelia Chan is a perfectionist indeed. You can’t find a better dentist. They are the best. Thank you Dr. Chan, and thank you Dr. Reddy for taking so good care of me. I love you all!
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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Downtown Dentistry
4.8
Based on 279 reviews
powered by Google
Yuhua Li
Yuhua Li
14:36 06 Jul 20
I'm doing the Invisalign with Downtown Dentistry since January 2020. Dr. Chan and her team all are very professional and very kind. Only half year my teeth got a big change from the crowded bottom teeth and protruding upper teeth. I'm so happy about this experience, especially in the pandemic period they continue contacted with us. I would say that thank you Dr. Chan! Thanks each of you in the team for your excellent service ! All the best, Claire
Kimberly Fawcett Smith
Kimberly Fawcett Smith
00:49 04 Jul 20
Great experience. Highly professional staff. Dr chan recommended invisalign to straighten my teeth while correcting my bite and thus far, I have achieved perfect results. A few more tweaks, and I will complete this phase of my dental care. With regular hygiene appointments, I will have excellent dental health for the remainder of my life. Thank you so much.
Geeky Healthy
Geeky Healthy
23:07 03 Jul 20
Recently went to get a cleaning done (early June 2020) and I am so glad I went. The staff was absolutely amazing! (As always). Even during the COVID period they were well prepared with proper PPE and made sure all answered questionnaire (and sanitized etc). My hygienist was very patient and did a great job. I highly recommend Downtown Dentistry!
Gerard Amador
Gerard Amador
22:25 03 Jul 20
I was able to get an Emergency Dental appointment right away. It was a super smooth experience and they even helped file my insurance claim for me. Thank You so much!
Bomi Daver
Bomi Daver
18:32 18 Jun 20
Great space friendly staff. Had a rootcanal done by Dr Ali and he did a great job, highly recommend him.
Sandra Woo
Sandra Woo
22:56 09 Mar 20
Possibly one of the best dental offices I’ve ever been to. Dr.Chan always manages to put a smile on my face and accommodated my needs for my invisilign treatment. Highly recommend seeing her for your treatment needs!
Tim Kacurov
Tim Kacurov
23:56 29 Feb 20
Great service and great professional work. I had several fillings and an extraction in one sitting and it was done with minimal pain and discomfort. Dr. Kim is truly amazing! Thank you for everything!
Barry Li
Barry Li
02:31 17 Feb 20
Dr Chan, Dr Kim, Yolanda and the rest of the team are super skilled, professional and welcoming. I love their overall atmosphere at the office! I would highly recommend them to everyone! Thank you for the visit!
Rita Bersani
Rita Bersani
15:08 08 Jan 20
Downtown Dentistry has the best team. They are awesome. Dr. Amelia Chan is a perfectionist indeed. You can’t find a better dentist. They are the best. Thank you Dr. Chan, and thank you Dr. Reddy for taking so good care of me. I love you all!
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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You are a likely candidate for gum graft surgery if you’re suffering from gum recession. This treatment corrects receding gums to prevent teeth loss. A periodontist performs it by removing gum tissue from the roof of a patient’s mouth and placing it on the affected area. Proper observance of the gum graft healing stages is important to avoid the recurrence of your gum problems.

The gum graft surgery procedure

  • First, your periodontist will administer a local anesthesia to numb the affected area. He may also lift existing gum to expose and clean the root of a tooth. In some cases, general anesthesia will be given and the patient will sleep during the entire procedure.
  • Next, he will perform the gum tissue graft process. There are three types that a periodontist will choose from, depending on a patient’s specific needs. These are the connective tissue graft, free gingival graft and pedicle graft. Your dentist in Toronto may prefer to use gum tissue from a tissue bank, instead of extracting it from the roof of a patient’s mouth.
  • Finally, the periodontist will suture the graft and instruct you to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. He will advise you to stay on for an hour or two and observe for any issues that may arise after the procedure.

The gum graft healing stages

There are two gum graft healing stages that you will undergo for a complete and safe recovery.  

Gum healing stage 1: healing of the gums

You will know that healing has begun when the soft tissues are shrinking and there is less swelling. The gum tissues gradually starts to bind to the root surface and nearby bone surface as well.  New vessels will also start to form and the tissues will receive enough blood supply. This healing stage spans from four to six weeks after the surgery.

Gum healing stage 2: healing of the palate

The palate takes longer to heal than the gum graft and spans from six to eight weeks following the surgery.  For the first few days you will experience a burning sensation and it will take about 14 days before the discomfort will stop. The healing period may last more than two months if there is swelling or if the tissue removal resulted to an exposed bone.

Post-Operative Instructions:

Your surgeon will give you instructions as you go through the post-operative phase. It’s vital that you follow them to prevent unwanted discomfort.

  1. Your periodontist will prescribe antibiotics as well as pain medication for you.
  2. Avoid physical activities like lifting heavy things for at least one day.
  3. If you experience bleeding, place gauze on each side of the site but not directly on top of it.
  4. Your dentist in Toronto will provide a palatal stent to protect your palate as it heals. It minimizes bleeding and keeps the site clear upon the removal of the stitches.
  5. Avoid brushing or rinsing your mouth after the surgery.
  6. Keep your tongue away from the surgical site and avoid brushing it too. Also, keep the dressing in place and refrain from lifting or pulling your lips to inspect the wound.
  7. Use a mouthwash to ward off germs after a few days from the surgery.
  8. Stick to cold and soft food while still recovering from the surgery. These are the ideal food to eat during the recovery period:
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Gelatin
  • Soft-boiled or scrambled eggs
  • Vegetables that are cooked or boiled until it become soft

It could take a long while for some patients to go through the gum graft healing stages. Other patients take four to eight weeks before their gum tissues heal completely. The healing time will also depend on how much of the tissues were extracted from the roof of the patient’s mouth, as well as its thickness and area.

You should contact your periodontist immediately if you experience the following after the surgery:

  • Non-stop bleeding even after applying pressure for 20 minutes
  • You experience pain, bruising and swelling that is persistent and discomforting.

A nearby dentist in Toronto is ready to help you if you have concerns about the gum graft surgery.

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DOWNTOWN DENTISTRY

438 University Ave., Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 360-6650
[email protected]

Hours:

Monday:       9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday:       8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday:     8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday:           8:00am – 3:00pm

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