Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at to book your next appointment.

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What Are Gum Pockets?

Have you ever been told that you have gum pockets, or periodontal pockets? You may be wondering what they are, and what that means for your dental health. Gum pockets are caused by gingivitis, when tartar creates inflammation in the gum tissues. The swelling can then result in a pocket forming between the tooth and gums, which becomes a potential breeding ground for bad bacteria to thrive.

How can gum pockets be prevented? 

Luckily, periodontal pockets are easily prevented with proper dental care. Brushing at least twice daily with a toothpaste that suits your specific needs, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are all important to prevent gum pockets. And, of course, don’t skip out on your regular dental check-ups! Cleanings are important to remove that problem-causing plaque, and your dentist will be able to notice if any pockets are starting to form. The best fight against periodontal pockets is prevention and your daily dental routine.

How are gum pockets treated?

If you already have pockets that are four millimeters in size or larger, your dentist is your partner in treatment. A dental cleaning will remove the plaque and tartar build-up, and this will allow the gums to tighten around the tooth as they are supposed to. In more serious cases, surgery may be required to fully eliminate the gum pockets.

If you have questions or concerns about periodontal pockets, Southeast Dental in Markham is always here to help. Give us a call at 905-471-2002, or leave us a message on our website. Whether you need prevention or treatment for gum pockets, we’ll ensure your mouth gets the best care possible.

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