Our dental practice in Maple Ridge now offers non-surgical periodontal therapy. Gum disease is a serious and chronic condition that is caused by bacterial plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. If left untreated, these bacteria will destroy the bone that supports the teeth and result in tooth loss.
Unfortunately, gum infection can be present for many years before being detected by a dentist. As a result, it is essential that regular check-ups are performed – especially if other conditions such as diabetes or heart conditions are present. However, signs such as inflamed, red or painful gums, gums that bleed and unexplained bad breath can all be indications that you are suffering from periodontal disease.
Our practice here in Maple offers a system for early detection, diagnosis, non-surgical treatment and long-term maintenance of the inflammatory stage of gum disease. We also offer early detection of pre- or malignant changes of oral tissue, which can be an early sign of mouth cancer. This includes compiling an individualized treatment plan with our dentist and hygienists that will help reduce infection.
These are classified as the area between the top part of the gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. The area is measured using a small instrument known as a probe. When infection is present, the tissue pulls away from the tooth and bleeds very easily. Measuring the depth of these pockets can provide an indication of how much bone loss has occurred around the teeth.
This procedure involves removing plaque, tartar and stains from teeth surfaces below and above the gum line. Root planning addresses the removal of tartar below the gum line by detoxifying the surfaces of tooth roots where gum disease sets in. Along with root planning and scaling, medicaments are used to irrigate the pocket areas, enabling gum tissue to reattach to root surfaces once again.
If you can’t remember the last time you had a dental examination, call our clinic today. Our convenient location in Maple gladly accepts patients in town as well as from surrounding areas like Woodbridge, Vaughan, and Richmond Hill. Together, we’ll find the solution that’s right for you.
Amazing background music for a cleaning. Super soothing and relaxing experience in something I usually find unpleasant. The staff is also friendly, kind and caring. Especially Stephanie, who is an absolute gem and lovely to talk to. Highly recommend.
I was very satisfied with my experience at Mapleridge Dental. The staff were friendly, thorough in the care they provided, and attentive to all my needs. First-class service!
Recently changed dentistries to be closer to home and found Mapleridge. This has honestly been the best decision I have made for my dental care. The doctors and staff are absolutely amazing: very welcoming, friendly and helpful! They have also made every visit very comforting, which was possibly the biggest concern of mine when looking for a new dental office. Any questions, concerns or fears you may have, Mapleridge will help you every step of the way!
Great experience! Everyone at the clinic was very kind, welcoming, and competent. This was my first visit and I felt very comfortable with all aspects of my appointment; from the booking process, cleaning, and dental exam. I believe communication and honest professional advice are important when choosing a dentist, I feel I got this here... thank you to the entire team.
Mapleridge Dentistry - what a nice surprise! Everyone so friendly, attentive. Modern facility. Dr. Ko took me on an emergency basis and explained my options, after listening patiently to all my concerns.Thank you for making my first experience a welcoming one and I look forward to my next appointment.
Mapleridge has the best team out there- their staff is kind and helpful, and treats you like family. You are actually happy to go to your dentist instead of being scared. Stephanie is such a wonderful dental hygienist and such a lovely person. And Dr. Ko is just incredible- my whole family sees them and we couldn't be happier!
Fantastic experience! I have been to several dentists in the past and I always felt like it was an in and out experience, or they would not explain anything. At Maple Ridge they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and explain everything in a lot of detail. I like that I’m able to be aware of what is going on with my teeth. I love the hygienist, dentist and the reception is super friendly. I highly recommend!
My experience at Mapleridge was nothing short of spectacular. They are professional, kind and informative and they explain everything they’re going to do and their reasons for their procedures. I definitely made the right choice in choosing them!
Great staff. The team at the front was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. I had Dr. Ko as my dentist. Its the 2nd time I've seen him and he was great - he explained everything, walked me through some options, and explained next steps. I'll definitely continue going to Mapleridge dentistry and I'd recommend them to others in Vaughan.
Very clean, friendly clinic. I was very impressed by the dental hygienist Shirine, who took time to explain everything and provide practical suggestions. Dr. Yara was also very professional and gentle. Thorough exam and happy patient! Will be back!