Welcome back to Burloak Centre Dentistry
We're thrilled to share good news with you! We were given the go ahead by regulatory authorities allowing us to resume seeing patients at the office for all dental appointments. This includes fillings, crowns, hygiene, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic procedures, dentures, etc.

We've made significant changes to how we manage patient flow and our office protocols for patient treatment - all with the sole purpose of ensuring you and your dental team remain safe by minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. These changes include physical barriers, allowing one person in the waiting room at a time, closed treatment rooms when required, air purifiers, enhanced PPE for patients and staff, and more.

There are new guidelines for patients as well. These include pre-screening before your appointment, hand hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining physical distancing. Details will be shared with you before your visit and also on our new COVID/Patient Safety page on our website.

We're excited about the changes to make your visit as safe and convenient as possible.

Our team is contacting all patients to reschedule missed appointments. If you need an appointment immediately, kindly contact the office at 905.581.4436, and we'll get you in as soon as possible. As you can imagine, we have a backlog of cancelled appointments from mid-March and your continued patience and understanding is truly appreciated as we get back and into a new routine at the clinic.
Thank-you for your patience, understanding, and words of support during the closure. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr Tuli, Dr. Jha, and the rest of the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry

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Burloak Centre Dentistry - Location 3513 Wyecroft Rd. | Oakville, ON L6L 0B6

periodontal care

Your gums don't hurt, and you don't feel sick; you probably don't think that you could have gum (periodontal) disease. Unfortunately, the odds are not in your favour. Statistics show that four out of five adults experience some form of gum disease. Often, it goes unnoticed because the symptoms are so mild. The good news is that Burloak Centre Dentistry in Oakville offers comprehensive periodontal evaluation and treatment.

What Is Gum Disease?

Also called periodontal disease, this condition begins with bacteria infecting the gum tissue around the teeth. It causes the gums to loosen from the teeth, forming pockets where more bacteria collect. As it progresses, the infection deepens, eventually reaching the bone. Without treatment, it can lead to gum recession, decay, and eventual tooth loss. Gum disease can be treated at any stage, but the more it progresses the more damage it causes.

Symptoms

The symptoms of gum disease are subtle, and usually painless, while the true damage is occurring beneath the surface. The most common signs include:
  • Discoloured, tender, or puffy gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gums that bleed when you brush
  • Pus around your teeth
  • Loose teeth

Treatment Options

The most appropriate treatment depends on the severity of the disease. After an evaluation, we will discuss your condition and treatment options. In the past, gum surgery was a common solution, but fortunately, that is rarely necessary today. We are committed to providing gentle effective treatments, and the infection can usually be controlled with a comprehensive gum therapy program.

We begin by gently cleaning the plaque and tartar from the tooth surface, including the root. Next, the surface is smoothed and polished, making it more difficult for bacteria to adhere. Topical medications, placed in the pockets around the teeth, helps kill bacteria and prevent re-infection. Although the process is very gentle and minimally invasive, sedation is always available for your comfort.

It is important to understand that gum therapy is not a one-and-done procedure. Although a single treatment should improve the condition, long-term success includes healthy hygiene habits, professional teeth-cleanings, and additional treatment sessions as needed. It is a team effort between you, your dentist, and your hygienist. We want to work with you to help you achieve a healthy smile and healthy body that you deserve.

Call us at 905.581.4436 and schedule an appointment today. Evening and Saturday appointments are available, to ensure that great oral health fits into your busy schedule.
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