Periodontal Specialists – Dr. Herbert Veisman

Should I replace that missing tooth?

Many people often wonder what they should do about missing teeth. Should you get a bridge, a denture (flipper), a dental implant, or how about nothing at all. The answer is simple. The only teeth we typically do not replace if they are lost are our wisdom teeth.

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Stress and Oral Health during COVID19

There are many ways that stress can impact your oral health. We have seen over the past year during COVID19 many oral manifestations of stress and neglect such as:

  • fractured teeth
  • gingivitis
  • periodontal disease
  • wear and tear on teeth (flattening of the chewing surfaces)
  • TMJ (jaw) and muscular pain
  • more susceptibility to oral infections due to a decrease in the efficacy of the immune system

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The True Cost of Dental Tourism

There is a growing interest in people searching for the best countries for dental tourism. While the immediate costs may seem like a bargain, in the long run, it can be more costly in price and have a negative impact on your health. Read the rest of this entry »

Why should I replace my missing teeth?

People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons: tooth decay, gum disease, accidents/trauma, or simply just wear down over time. Losing a tooth at the front of the mouth could impact your appearance. It will also impact your ability to bite into food properly. Losing a tooth at the back of the mouth will impact your bite and ability to chew your food properly. But if you lose many, most, or ALL of your teeth, this could affect your ability to live a long and healthy life.

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Why see a periodontist for your dental implants?

As a periodontist, I have three more years of extra training above and beyond what a General Dentist has. A general dentist has 4 years of dental school training. There is MINIMAL time spent on dental implants because it is a specialized procedure taught in either Periodontics or Oral surgery training for 3-4 years following a year of hospital based residency AND specialty school training.

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How to Find a Good Periodontist

The best way to find a good periodontist is to start with the reviews online. You can check RateMDs and Google. You can enter keywords or phrases like “Best Periodontist Toronto”, “Best Dental implant surgeon Toronto”. This will at least give you a good start. Read the rest of this entry »

Aftermath of COVID19

During the week of March 15, 2020, The Royal College of Dentists of Ontario and the Ministry of Health for the province of Ontario have effectively shut down the practices of 7000 dentists in Ontario. The only services which are considered acceptable are emergencies, such as broken teeth or attending to someone with facial injury. However, because of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), most dentists are not in a position to treat patients even for such emergencies. Read the rest of this entry »