Etobicoke Dentist - West Metro Dental - Periodontics

To have excellent oral health, your dentist looks beyond your teeth to the structures that surround and support your teeth. Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with these structures that include your gums and the underlying bone structure. We examine your gums each time we do a routine dental checkup to ensure you aren’t showing signs of periodontal disease. Then, if treatment is needed, we can do whatever procedures are required right here in our West Metro Dental office.

Did You Know…

  • Gum disease is caused by bacteria that gathers on teeth to form plaque and may harden on teeth to form tartar?
  • Nearly half of the adult population over 30 have some form of gum disease?
  • Even children can have mild gum disease if their teeth are not cared for properly?
  • Almost all cases of gum disease are completely reversible with the right care?

Diagnosis

Your dentist is always on the lookout for signs of gum disease. You can help by reporting symptoms such as:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Tender gums
  • Red gums
  • Bad breath
  • Pain when chewing

When you come into our office, your dentist will check the firmness of your gums and evaluate the depth of the pockets between the gums and each tooth. We check to see if your gums are even, pink and healthy-looking. We also examine your jawbone to ensure there is no breakdown of the bone that supports your teeth. At the end of the examination, our dentist reports the findings. If there are signs of gum disease, we create a treatment plan designed especially for you.

Cleanings

Routine cleanings help protect your gums from gingivitis and periodontal disease. When our hygienist removes the plaque and washes away the germs from your teeth, they are doing more than cleaning your teeth. They are also keeping your gums healthy.

If you do have periodontal disease, we can do a more extensive, deep cleaning, often referred to as scaling and planing. The dental hygienist uses special tools to scrape away built-up tartar on the tooth root surfaces, paying special attention to the area around the gumline.

Preventing Gum Disease

Your dentist can help you develop better oral hygiene habits to prevent or even help reverse gum disease. While coming in for twice-yearly visits is crucial, you also need to take care of your teeth at home. Proper brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining healthy gums. Brushing your teeth removes much of the plaque from your teeth. Flossing removes food particles that can stick to teeth and gums and cause the beginnings of periodontal disease. Your dentist can also recommend or prescribe an antibacterial mouth rinse to help reduce plaque-causing germs.

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Emily Sedgwick

West Metro Dental was as pleasant an experience as a Dental visit can be. The office was clean and in a very accessible location. My one complaint is that I requested my x-rays be sent to an oral surgeon and they haven't responded to my request yet. Other than that the office has friendly professionals and is a good atmosphere!

Emily Sedgwick
Sara Elle LeBlanc

Most amazing team! Very professional and helpful with anything to do with your teeth. I absolutely love and appreciate my Hygienist Kim! She's so sweet and always makes sure my teeth are clean and sparkling white! Best team of dental professionals in the GTA hands down!

Sara Elle LeBlanc
Sarah Ramnarine

Best dental office I've ever been to! The staff is very friendly and they genuinely care! They have all of the new technology and are very good at their jobs from wisdom teeth extraction to root canals to cleaning. I highly recommend them!

Sarah Ramnarine
Elijah Vieau

Been a patient for 5 years. Dr Walia and his staff are incredible. Everyone greets me by name. Never wait more than 20 minutes for an appointment. The true definition of superior customer service and this is from a guy who worked in the customer service industry for many years. I've moved 3 times since being a patient and continue to go to west metro despite there being dentists closer to where I live. I always feel welcome.

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West Metro Dental

191 The West Mall #100, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 5L6

Call: (416)-620-7903 Direction

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3403 Fieldgate Dr, Missisauga, ON. L4X2J4.

Call: (905)-625-0308 Direction

Opening Hours

  • Monday 7 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday 7 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday 8 am – 7 pm
  • Thursday 7 am – 5 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday Closed