The team at Barrie Smile Centre is very pleased to offer a conservative approach, i.e. non surgical periodontal (gum) therapy. Gum disease is a chronic infection that occurs as a result of bacterial plaque and tartar that accumulates under the gums. This aggressive bacteria eventually destroys the gum attachment and bone that surrounds and supports the teeth. With no intervention, this will inevitably lead to tooth loss.
Sadly, gum disease and this type of periodontal infection are usually asymptomatic, meaning that patients are often unaware of their condition. Due to this, infection can be present for many years, without any pain. However, subtle signs such as red or bleeding gums when brushing & flossing, or persistent bad breath may be an indication of a problem.
At Barrie Smile Centre, our group of professionals have devised an organized system for early detection, diagnosis, non-surgical treatment and maintenance of this early inflammatory phase of periodontal disease. We also have a system to aid in the early detection of premalignant or malignant changes of the oral tissues as related to oral cancer (oral cancer screening). We will customize an individualized treatment plan, created by our dentists and dental hygienists to reduce the signs of infection in your mouth, including our recommendations for daily home care and maintenance.
You may remember sitting in the dental chair while the hygienist or dentist records a bunch of numbers, while probing around your teeth and gums. Most likely, they were recording the depths of any “pockets” around your teeth.
A “pocket” is the area between the top of the tissue and the bone surrounding the tooth. This area is measured using a small ruler type instrument called a probe. When infected or inflamed, the tissue pulls back from the tooth and bleeds easily. Measuring these pocket depths provides a good indication as to the amount of bone loss or gum disease surrounding each tooth.
Scaling and root planning is a dental term for removing plaque, tartar build-up, and stains from the tooth surface both above and below the gum line. Root planing focuses on eliminating hard and soft deposits and bio-film (bacteria) from below the gum line. In combination with SRP, sometimes we use medicated products to flush out or irrigate the pocket areas. This allows for a healthy reattachment of tissue to the root surfaces.
The Barrie Smile Centre is the best dental office I've ever been to. The staff is very friendly,professional and knowledgeable. They take away any anxiety and fear of going for a procedure. I highly recommend them!
Very clean, professional and friendly! They have done lots of work for me including 2 implants. I highly recommend them!
Very clean, professional and helpful. 2 other dentists previously tried to fix my composite veneer and both times it look awful and/or was the wrong colour. One trip here and everything was fixed!
Very friendly, helpful staff. Makes you feel welcome as soon as you enter. I needed a tooth removed and got in the same day I called. When I arrived I didn’t have to wait. I have numerous problem with my teeth and they came up with a solution. Thank you all so much.
Just got home from the Smile Centre and I'm thrilled with my results. Had Zoom whitening, and it was better than I expected. The attendant took the time to explain everything super thoroughly. She warned I may have sensitivity but so far so good. I wish I did it ages ago.
The first thing I noticed upon entering the building was the beautiful design plan and lovely staff. I was greeted at the door and made comfortable throughout my entire experience. Everything was explained to me in detail and the staff always made sure I fully understood. This is an amazing office and I would 10/10 recommend it!!
Amazing fast clean attentive friendly ! Im sold! Thankkk youuuuu guys !!!!!!! Had a wisdom.tooth taken out under sedation! All.went perfect and you guys were awesomee!
Every time I go to the Smile Centre in Barrie it’s an amazing experience! Everyone from the admin staff to the dentists are so helpful. Not only do they tell you your options (in my case options for a missing tooth), but they also explain the pros and cons of every option. I highly recommend the Smile Centre
Barrie Smile Centre is truly amazing I called and had an issue with with some tooth pain they were able to fit me in same day which I was truly grateful for. All the staff are kind and professional they truly care about there patients. Big thank you to Dr.Eisen for being so kind and helping me in this situation. I highly recommend Barrie Smile Centre 😃 Thanks again
Great family dentist, has always been on time for appointments. Doing a great job during these times with cleanliness as well! Very professional staff!