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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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In oral health, prevention is always better than cure. That’s why most dentists recommend that you undergo wisdom tooth extractionThese wisdom teeth or third molars start to come out when you’re at the age of 17 to 25. Yet, they don’t have a specific function in your mouth. You can still chew and eat properly even after you have your wisdom teeth removed. Trust your dentist when he or she wants you to let these molars go as early as possible.  You will thank yourself for it because it prevents potential oral health problems.  

Impacted wisdom tooth

You have an impacted wisdom tooth when your third molar partially comes out or it does not break through your gum tissue at all. Impaction happens when you have a smaller jaw or mouth. As a result, you won’t have enough room to accommodate the third molars. If you keep delaying the impacted wisdom tooth extraction, you will be facing these four consequences.  

4 Consequences if you say no to wisdom tooth extraction

1. Tooth decay 

The main concern about third molars is that they are at the rear end of your mouth. It’s challenging for you to clean them even when you properly brush your teeth daily. As a result, bacteria continue to grow in your back teeth, and soon you may develop dental decay. It takes much effort to floss and brush your third molars properly and avoid cavities. 

2. Gum disease

One of the worst outcomes in keeping your wisdom tooth is gum disease or periodontitis. When there’s impaction on your wisdom tooth, the rear tooth traps food particles, which leads to the growth of bacteria. Sooner, you will experience tooth pain and swelling in your gums, and it develops into gum disease. On other days, you may notice bleeding gums when you brush the rear end teeth. It’s crucial to heed your dentist’s recommendation on the removal of your wisdom teeth to prevent this from happening.

3. Tooth infection

Sometimes an impaction on your third molar can lead to infection or abscess. An abscess is pus formed due to bacterial infection. You can tell if you have an abscessed tooth when you have these symptoms; persistent bad breath, bleeding, and swollen gums. You may also experience pain in your jaw and have bad taste in your mouth. If not treated, it could progress to a periodontal abscess, a severe condition characterized by a pocket of pus that’s pushing out of your swollen gums. 

4. Teeth crowding 

When there’s not enough room in your mouth for wisdom teeth to properly erupt, your teeth may overlap with each other. Some of your teeth may also shift and grow in the wrong direction. It will be worse if your wisdom teeth start coming out after your dental braces or Invisalign treatment. It potentially reverses the proper alignment and occlusion achieved during your orthodontic treatment. You have to discuss openly with your dentist about removing your extra molars before they can cause your teeth to move again. 

 At this point, you now understand the urgency to have your mouth checked and decide to forego your wisdom teeth. Surely, you don’t want to risk yourself having to experience any of the consequences if you decide against it. Now it’s time to call your dentist and know what you can expect during the removal of your extra molars. 

 

What to expect during wisdom tooth extraction

Your dentist carefully examines the position of your wisdom tooth by taking a dental X-ray. The X-ray image helps determine if a dentist or oral surgeon will perform the tooth extraction. If the wisdom tooth is impacted, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon.  

Contrary to common belief, wisdom teeth removal is not painful at all. Dentists and oral surgeons use a numbing mechanism to dull your sensation so you will not feel pain. They give local anesthetic and use sedation to put you in the utmost relaxed mode while going through the procedure. You’ll be awake most of the time, and you’ll respond to the dentist’s instructions. If the procedure may take longer, general anesthesia may be administered to you. In this case, you will be in a deep sleep, and you will not remember what happens while you’re sitting on the dental chair. Whichever the case, be sure to have someone who will take you home after your dental visit.    

As the general or local anesthesia and sedative kicks in, they loosen the tissue surrounding your wisdom tooth using a special instrument. Slowly, and with finesse, they disconnect and pop out your tooth. Sometimes, they may need to divide your tooth into smaller sections to make the removal easier. After, they place a gauze pad on the extraction site, so the blood clots quickly. Your dentist may ask you to go back a few days after to monitor the progress of your healing.  

3 Important things to remember after wisdom tooth extraction

1. Easy on your diet

Go on a soft diet within the week post-procedure so you will quickly recover. Avoid sipping hot liquids for the moment, until the extraction site successfully heals. More importantly, don’t use straw as it disrupts the blood clot and may delay healing

2. Take pain medication

Heed your dentist’s advice on taking pain relievers and antibiotics to do away with complications such as bleeding and inflammation. Also, apply an ice pack on your cheek near the extraction site to lessen the chances of inflammation. However, if you experience bleeding after 24 hours from the procedure, contact your Toronto dentist immediately. 

3. No to dry socket

A dry socket at the extraction site is a condition when the blood clot failed to progress or dislodged before the healing of the wound. This condition exposes the underlying bones and nerve endings that cause intense physical discomfort. It usually occurs three days after the procedure. To prevent this, gently gargle with warm water and salt after 24 hours following the extraction. It kills bacteria around the tooth socket and promotes blood clots. 

 

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