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Laser Hygiene Therapy Sessions

How Does Laser Bacterial Reduction Work?

When using laser therapy in combination with the ultrasonic instruments to treat oral infection, bleeding is reduced to a minimal amount. The laser therapy works by reducing the bacterial presence, thus decreasing the level of inflammation. When an area is treated, bacterial activity that causes inflammation and eventual bone loss is interrupted, giving the tissues a chance to heal. This process allows the tissues to be disease-free to the point where tissues may even re-attach to the tooth and bring the pocket depth back to a normal or near-normal depth.

How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Laser Hygiene Therapy

Depending on the severity of the oral infection, a series of sessions of laser therapy will be recommended. Our dental hygienist will determine the exact number of sessions required based on the areas of bleeding, the pocket measurements and tissue integrity. Patients generally report a decrease in gum sensitivity after laser treatment is completed. Additional treatment may be needed in the future to maintain gum health.

Quick, Comfortable and Minimal Discomfort!

Laser therapy is a non-invasive and reportedly comfortable procedure. In severe cases of periodontal disease surgery may be indicated however with the use of laser therapy we can often prevent the need for such invasive gum surgery.

Periodontal Disease- A Risk To Your Health

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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is important to your overall health. Gum disease can pose a serious threat to your body and has been linked to the following condition:

  • Heart and Stroke disease
  • Pre-term births
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes

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We Believe in Your Smile!

Hello Smile Centre Family,

We are working hard at keeping all of our patients and team members updated as we try to adapt to this daily-changing situation.


As you know, at this time, all elective procedures - including general dentistry and hygiene appointments - are still being suspended for at least the next few weeks. If you have an appointment in April, you can consider it cancelled. Our team is trying hard to reach out during this week as well. At this time, we are not rescheduling surgery appointments or regular dental and hygiene appointments until we have a better grip on when things will be returning to “normal”.

We look forward to seeing you back at the Smile Centre once we’re able to open our doors again. We will be adding extra time to accommodate the need that has been created by this unforeseen interruption; don’t worry! Your health is important to us and we will work overtime to ensure all our patients are accommodated.


Under the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and RCDSO, we must screen carefully and minimize patient contact, but we are accommodating emergency patients on a case-by-case basis. If you have a dental emergency, or think you may be experiencing symptoms that could become urgent, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are monitoring messages regularly; the easiest way to reach any of our clinic locations is via text message. 

A dental emergency consists of severe pain, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding or infection. If you think you are experiencing an emergency, please send us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We have been working hard to find a way to help as many people as possible with minimal contact and still provide optimal care, so we are introducing virtual consultations with a dentist in order to be able to speak to you face-to-face.

We are currently seeing patients at our Maple location only!


We are all in this together. We will come away from this situation stronger and more appreciative than ever of the tiny conveniences that we all take for granted every day. Perhaps more family togetherness will become the new normal; maybe this will all be a lesson in taking a step back and appreciating the things we have around us.

We Believe in Your SMILE,

Your Smile Centre Team