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Downtown Dentistry
4.8
Based on 272 reviews
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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 272 reviews
powered by Google
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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Periodontal disease primarily affects the gums, which also impacts your teeth — and your overall oral health. This gum disease is a serious issue that does not fade away over time. But on a positive note, your Toronto dentist can help you manage it through treatment or surgery.

A less invasive option than surgery involves scaling and rooting planing. This procedure helps remove the bacteria from below your gum line, as well as the plaque, tartar, and diseased deposits from your teeth and their roots. Dentists refer to this as maintenance therapy of the soft tissues, in the hopes of preventing the alternative: surgery.

What You Can Do

As with any issue that may arise with your teeth and gums, it is important to visit a dental professional who will review your case. A gum specialist, otherwise known as a periodontist, may get involved in more significant events and help explain periodontal disease to you to give you a better understanding of what you are facing and what to do about it.

There are several treatment options that range in severity. To help you commit to maintenance of your teeth and gum health after a periodontal disease diagnosis, dentists strongly encourage ongoing appointments for particular procedures. They refer to this as periodontal maintenance therapy, which is crucial for your oral and overall health. While this disease does not usually vanish completely, dentists help keep serious outcomes at bay.

How To Get Treatment

Since periodontal disease does not have a cure and may be serious if left untreated, those who suffer with it should be mindful to look after it regularly. It’s strongly recommended that you visit your Toronto dentist approximately every three to four months without fail. Keeping a watchful eye on your mouth, teeth and gums is necessary to deter damage to your soft tissue and bones, prevent your gum pockets from deepening, and ultimately prevent loose teeth or tooth loss.

By regularly visiting your dentist for maintenance, he or she helps you deter bacteria growth that can develop and reproduce (duplicating in the amount each time) in your gums. At this significant rate, you may experience significant problems within three months. That’s why dentists insist that their patients follow the three-month timeframe when returning for follow-up periodontitis visits. Bacteria can harm the periodontal attachment in your mouth that acts, for all intents and purposes, as a supporting structure.

The Possible Repercussions

Without regular appointments to check on the status of your periodontitis every three months, the disease may unfortunately progress. You can develop uncomfortable, advanced inflammation that must be treated with anesthesia. In some cases, a longer stretch of time without a follow-up, is very unlikely—and possibly risky.

Individuals whose periodontium is healthy are the only patients that could be suited for six-month follow-up treatments. However, it is rare that healthy periodontium would result in periodontitis in the first place. Dentists would only recommend this plan for patients with a probe depth between one and three millimeters who have minimal or no bleeding. Periodontitis increases probing depths and bleeding, as well as general or overall health changes. 

To help offset the need for more serious periodontal disease treatment, your dentist suggests teeth cleanings for most of our patients every three or four months. Going without treatment for periodontal disease can have negative consequences on the individuals who suffer with it. These can range from heart disease and stroke, to osteoporosis and difficulty managing diabetes, to premature births and low birth weight. You need the help of a periodontist to make a thorough assessment of your mouth and possible treatments for your gum condition.

Insurance Coverage

One of the challenges dentists find is that medical benefits typically only cover two dental visits per year. Some people may not have dental insurance coverage at all. However, this matter should be separated from their professional recommendations in terms of your oral health care. 

Most dentists determine three months to be the best standard overall for periodontitis follow-up appointments (which translates to three or four annual visits). Maintenance of this serious dental matter is key, so neglecting it instead due to insurance can actually lead to more significant—and more costly—oral hygiene problems. 

In the long run, the dentists’ recommendation can actually save you money with more elaborate treatment, including the potential for surgery. They simply focus on your clinical care, rather than the technicalities. 

Making the Commitment

Looking after your teeth and gums is necessary no matter the condition of either or both of them. Dentists have continuously heard for decades that good oral hygiene helps you avoid serious problems with your mouth. If you already have periodontal disease, however, it is even more important to visit your dentist for regular maintenance.

By keeping a watchful eye on the status of bacteria in your gums, dentists also help offset or altogether prevent the negative effects from escalating. Part of this may include scaling and root planing, medication—including possible antibiotics—and antimicrobial irrigation. Ultimately, it is possible that they may refer you to a periodontist for further treatment.

Dentists treat patients for a wide range of both benign and more serious oral issues. Periodontal disease falls into the latter category, but it is controllable with treatment and maintenance to deter the problem from getting worse. Such possible signs include inflammation, bleeding, and foul odor or taste. 

If you notice any concerns with your teeth and gums, contact the dental office in the heart of Toronto as soon as possible. With advanced technology and equipment, you’re guaranteed to receive quality treatment options and reduced pain. Today, dentists devote their time, skills, and expertise to treat each case to improve their patients’ oral health. Find a dental team who is dedicated to providing excellent care for your teeth, while also easing your mind.

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DOWNTOWN DENTISTRY

438 University Ave., Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 360-6650
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Monday:       9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday:       8:00am – 6:00pm
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