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Downtown Toronto
North York
Empress Walk Dental
5095 Yonge St, Unit A1
North York, ON M2N 6Z4
(416) 250-8000

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can be treated in many ways. One of the most preferred procedures used to treat gum disease is known as scaling and root planing. However, there are cases where this technique may not work, and the patient will need to undergo surgical treatment for gum disease. This often happens if the surrounding tissue is too unhealthy to be treated in a non-surgical way.

We'll go over a few surgical interventions for gum disease that our dentist can perform:

Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery: The dentist uses a special tool to lift back the gums and reveal the tartar beneath in order to remove it. If the disease-causing bacteria is in other areas, bone surgery may also be used to ensure it's properly removed. Once the tartar is removed and the bone smoothened, the gums are tucked back in around the tooth. This is done to ensure there's no more room for the bacteria to grow. Flap surgery can really help to reduce the risk of gum disease which can cause more serious health issues.

Bone surgery: Another surgical intervention for gum disease is known as bone surgery. This is often done when a patient who has undergone flap surgery has remaining craters in the gum where bacteria can easily hide. The craters form due to moderate or advanced bone loss. Getting rid of these craters can minimize the risk of bacteria and infections in the future.

Bone grafts: This procedure involves taking fragments of a human bone (from a different part of the patient's body or from a donor) or a synthetic bone and using them in areas where there's a significant or moderate bone loss caused by periodontal disease. Bone grafts provide a foundation where new bone can grow and hence provide the teeth the stability they need. Modern dental clinics use what is commonly referred to as tissue engineering to quicken the body to regrow its own tissue and bone. This technique allows the body to produce more bone and tissue faster than ever before which helps to speed up recovery time.

Soft tissue grafts: A soft tissue graft procedure involves taking tissue from a different section, usually the roof the mouth, and placing it in the area that has been damaged by gum disease. The tissue grafts help to repair common dental issues like receded gums or bone that has been ravaged by periodontal disease.

Guided tissue regeneration: This is a procedure that is designed to encourage new bone and gum tissue to grow for patients who have suffered serious gum damage. Typically, guided tissue regeneration is performed with flap surgery. The technique involves placing a tiny piece of mesh-like material in the area between the gum tissue and the bone to serve as a buffer that prevents the tissue from overtaking the bone and filling up that space. This gives the bone adequate space to regrow properly on its own.

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Best dental visit ever! Dr Golabchifar was very attentive and caring , explained everything in a professional way. It was a fantastic appointment. I Will definitely refer others.

Brian R.

I have been coming here for all my dental needs for many years and can say that the staff and Dr. Golabchi Far are great. Dr. Golabchi far is always very accommodating and a great dentist, very professional and very fair on pricing.

Yining W.

Dr. Golabchi insisted on perfection and thanks to his dedication the end result is satisfactory. I am thankful the doctor showed attention and care to my needs and tried hard to accommodate my sensitivity to pain.

Al B.

The front desk staff and everyone are always very welcoming and friendly. They are also great with our daughter, who gets a doll toy when she leaves which makes it fun. We always leave with a smile!

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Excellent in every way. Dr. Golabchifar is the best dentist I have ever met with professional excellence and skills. The staff is incredibly friendly and the clinic is so clean.

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The office very inviting and has a calm, relaxing atmosphere. The staff were very sweet and professional as well! Best dental office and staff!

Ali T.

My experience with Empress Walk Dental was absolutely amazing.They were knowledgeable, professional who provided excellent dental services in a very comfortable and caring environment.

Rebecca E.

Dr. Far is an excellent dentist if not the best in North York. Equipped with his latest , modern and up to date dental gadgets makes his work leveled to perfection.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Golabchi far and his staff! He is very knowledgable and experienced dentist and does an amazing job with all procedures

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Dr. Golabchifar is indeed a very experienced dentist. I highly recommend him and his team for any dental work specifically orthodontics.

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