To prevent it to becoming a dental emergency, we need to examine the health of your gums and your teeth at least every three months or sooner. Without proper care of your gums can cause a periodontal disease that can only be controlled and not cured completely. If periodontal disease is not closely monitored and controlled, the disease can quickly worsen, destroy bone and soft tissue, and eventually cause you to lose teeth.

Visit your dentist frequently

When we first detect periodontal disease, it is treated with scaling and root planing to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath your gumline.

Removing plaque below the gumline

This treatment prevents the growth of the bacteria, but some bacteria still remain and may remain in the pocket where they reproduce. In fact, the number of bacteria doubles every time they reproduce, reaching destructive levels in as few as 90 days.

The unpredictable Periodontal disease

It can be challenging to predict where in your mouth the symptoms of periodontal disease may recur or when, and frequently, it does not hurt. The only way to find and control periodontal disease is with a professional exam that specifically looks for the disease. This also means that a twice-a-year cleaning schedule just is not safe for those who have periodontal disease.

Your maintenance appointment

It is important that you come in every three months, or more, for a periodontal maintenance appointment which may include:

  • Taking x-rays to check jawbone levels.
  • Measuring the depth of periodontal pockets.
  • Checking for loose teeth or bleeding gums.
  • Removing plaque above and below the gumline.
  • Talking with you about the effectiveness of your homecare.

If necessary, we may also re-treat the teeth with scaling and root planning or apply a medication or antimicrobial rinse.

Periodontal maintenance visits help us break the stronghold of bacteria in your gums and slow or eliminate their destructive effects. These maintenance visits will be beneficial to you and will be instrumental in giving you a healthy and sparkling teeth.

Drsimratdentistry welcomes you to join us for complete family dental care in a comfortable and relaxed environment to discover your healthiest smile and preventing a dental emergency or a Periodontal disease. To schedule an appointment with this affordable Brampton dentist, call 905-456-7700.We have 3 locations in Brampton to serve you.

We also provide various services like Orthodontics, implants and cosmetic dentistry among others.

A dental implant with a crown is an excellent treatment for replacing a missing tooth.

Although each case will be different, placing an implant generally involves two phases, surgically placing the implant and restoring the implant with a crown.

The benefits of an implant with a crown

There are several advantages for an implant restored with a crown has. The implant stops The bone loss that occurs when a tooth is lost can be stopped by the implant and it also prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting into the space. A tooth can be replaced by the bridge as well but it requires reducing the size of the adjacent teeth, this may not be required if you go for an Implant. The crown with implant also looks and feels like your natural teeth when you chew and talk.

With proper homecare and regular checkups, your implant can be a long-term solution for a natural-looking and a parkling smile.

Placing the implant
Placing the implant is very carefully planned and for that, your mouth is thoroughly numbed. An opening is made in your gums, and then a channel is shaped in the bone to receive the implant.

Next, we place the body of the implant into the prepared channel. A cover is placed onto the implant and the gums are stitched closed. This method is called a two-stage procedure. In a single-stage procedure, an extension is attached to the implant at the time of surgery.

Healing may take several months as the implant becomes fused securely to the bone. During this time, we may place a temporary replacement tooth.

Restoring the implant with a crown
If the first phase included closing the gums over the implant, the second phase starts with surgical re­-exposure of the implant. Another incision is made in your gums, and a small extension is placed to bring the implant above the gumline.

Then we start a series of appointments to create the final crown. Though some of the steps might be different in your case, they usually include removing any temporary and taking impressions of your mouth.

The lab uses the impressions to make an accurate model of your mouth, including the implant. They use the model to create a crown that precisely fits the implant and your bite.

When your beautiful final crown is ready, we check the fit and your bite and then secure the crown to the implant.

We at drsimratdentistry provide services like Orthodontics, implants and cosmetic dentistry among others. For complimentary initial appointment and to learn more about how an implant could benefit you, please call 905 456 7700. We have 3 dental offices in Brampton to serve you.

Everyday I stress the need of effective brushing  with my patients and share the following techniques and my patients find them very useful.. 

How to Brush

Step 1
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. Replace your toothbrush every three months.

Step 2
Brush at a 45 angle to your teeth. Put the bristles at the place where your gums and teeth meet. Use gentle circles. Don’t scrub. Years of brushing too hard can make your gums recede.

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Step 3
Clean every surface of every tooth. This means you must brush the cheek side, the tongue side and the top of each tooth.

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Step 4
Slow down. A thorough brushing should take two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.

Step 5
Brush your tongue.

Root Canal is a dental treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, which saves a tooth from extraction. Root Canal is a dental process to save a decaying tooth. Root Canals are the canals in a tooth which contains pulp, which is composed of nerve tissue, lymph tissue and blood vessels. The total number of root canals in a tooth depends on the tooth which can range from one to four, five or six in some cases as well. A tooth is made up of three layers; top most is enamel (hard protective shell), middle is dentin (a softer and sensitive layer) and the inner most layer is a soft tissue (with dental pulp).

If there are prolonged deep dental cavities, oral bacteria will disinfect the pulp. Once the dental pulp is infected, it will lead to severe pain to the infected person. Some symptoms of root canal are: Severe pain, especially upon chewing or applying pressure; prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold; Discoloration of tooth; and Swelling of gums. These symptoms as well radiography image of tooth will guide a Dentist to understand whether a root canal treatment will be beneficial rather than extracting the tooth.

In root canal treatment, your Dentist understands the need and tries to save the tooth from extraction by performing this treatment. In this treatment, the infected pulp is removed completely from the canals and they are filled with flexible nickel titanium. Then depending on the remaining tooth, dentist either do permanently filling on the open part of the tooth or use a crown to protect the tooth.

Root canal is the best treatment known as it saves a decaying tooth from getting extracted. There is nothing same as an original teeth and this treatment protects the original teeth. The tooth which was infected with bacteria due to deep cavity not being cured on time is cured from infection using root canal treatment.

Oral Hygiene means cleaning of full mouth under the scope of dentistry. It includes cleaning of teeth and all oral tissues. Oral hygiene gets a lot of importance to avoid infection, cavities and gingivitis (swelling or inflammation of gums).

I tell my patients all the time that Oral hygiene is the first step toward dental care. Proper oral hygiene can save teeth from infection and cavities. Many people neglect oral hygiene with a thought of not having a problem, but it is a regular care which is needed.

Good oral hygiene includes:- Brushing daily twice; Cleaning of teeth, which includes removing Plague, Flossing, and Interdental brushes; Tongue cleaning; Gum care; and Oral Irrigation.

Few common conditions which occur in the absence of Oral hygiene are:-

  •  Foul-smelling breath
  •  Excessive saliva production
  •  Dry mouth
  •  Gingivitis (infection in gums)
  •  Sensitivity

Therefore, regular Oral hygiene is always recommended for healthy mouth. Pay a visit to your Dentist regularly for your Hygiene exam and keep smiling forever J

Orthodontics is a branch in dentistry, where dentist treat the improper bite and crooked teeth. In orthodontic treatment, the dentist are concerned with full facial esthetics, not only the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help straighten the teeth, close gaps between teeth, correct an improper bite and bring teeth and lips in proper alignment. In some cases, if orthodontic treatment is performed at a younger age, it can assist in proper growth of jaws.  Orthodontic treatment is performed not only for cosmetic purposes, to have beautifully aligned teeth but also in long run it proves beneficial for good dental health by aligning the teeth. People have different problems like crowding, crossbite, deepbite, open bite, spacing problems for which they get orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic treatment is done using appliances, which may be fixed or removable.  Fixed braces (brackets) are type of appliances which are attached to the teeth to align them.  It may be a long treatment as teeth have to be shifted in the proper position. It can take up to two or more years depending on the severity of the problem. Once the brackets are removed, usually the patient is advised to wear a retainer to support the new alignment of teeth.

Braces can be done for children as well as adults, in fact one out of every five patient today is an adult who wants straighter teeth and attractive smile.

Dentistry has gone beyond maintaining healthy teeth and simple restoration services. Cosmetic dentistry works on improving the shape of teeth and providing better facial esthetics. In last blog, we discussed about orthodontic services that is used to correct improper alignment of teeth. Veneers are one of the other ways to enhance a person’s smile. Veneers can make a difference on one’s face within a short span of time in just a few appointments. A confident smile is all that takes to impress the world. A beautiful smile adds a lot to that confidence.

Veneers can be recommended to cover slightly cracked or broken teeth, stained, chipped or misaligned teeth. They are also used to fill gaps between teeth and to lengthen small teeth. They can also be used to protect the surface of original tooth. Veneers are made up of two main types of materials: composite and dental porcelain. Veneers are placed on the surface of the tooth. To get a natural look while wearing a veneer, dentist has to build a veneer that goes exactly with the teeth and look natural.  Veneers can add a layer on the original tooth which makes it strong and smooth. Veneers can remain for a long time and does not discolor over time. Veneer is a magical treatment in cosmetic dentistry which gives out a beautiful smile.