We’ve missed you here Esquire Dental Centres ; Welcome back!

All of us here hope that you and your family have weathered the Covid-19 crisis. As we have opened our doors, we want to give you some insight into how we prepared for the return.

In addition to our regular stringent infection control protocols we have added enhanced infection control procedures:
  1. Increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces
  2. Reduced flow of patients through the office
  3. Hand sanitizer and mask use for patients
  4. High CFM HEPA filtration system to improve air quality.
  5. Reception plexiglass barriers
  6. Physical distancing office modifications
Please be safe!
Dr. Awadalla and Team

Visiting a dentist in Scarborough for root canal therapy

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Smiling senior woman

Many people who have never had the treatment have misconceptions about root canal therapy. In truth, this treatment gets you out of discomfort quickly, and allows you to keep a natural tooth that would otherwise require extraction. The dentists at Esquire Dental Centres bring these benefits to patients in Scarborough and surrounding areas, with gentle endodontic care.

When a tooth has a deep area of decay or damage, it eventually reaches the pulp chamber beneath the hard enamel and dentin layers. It houses blood vessels that keep your tooth vital and nerves that allow you to sense bite pressure and temperature. When this area becomes infected, pressure builds and the nerve is inflamed. That triggers a severe toothache that may build gradually or happen quite suddenly. You may develop a lump on the gum or your face could swell on that side. Root canal therapy brings relief and promotes the healing process.

The procedure is precise, but straightforward:

  • You are settled comfortably in the dental chair. Then the problem area is completely numbed with local anesthetic. In just a few minutes, discomfort lessens dramatically.
  • The doctor places a thin piece of rubber on a frame around the tooth to protect your mouth and throat.
  • The tooth is opened and all areas of decay or damage are removed. Most patients feel additional relief at this point, as the pressure of infection is released.
  • The dentist takes impressions of your mouth.
  • The pulp and nerve are eliminated from the root canal, and the chamber is sanitized.
  • Medications are applied to prevent re-infection, and a temporary filling is placed.
  • You may be given prescriptions for additional medications. In many cases, non-prescription analgesics are sufficient.
  • Since the tooth no longer has blood flow, the structure may become brittle. A porcelain crown restores strength and protects the tooth from further damage. The doctor uses the impressions to have it created. You return in several weeks to have the temporary filling removed and the crown cemented into place.

In the gentle hands of Dr. Ashraf, Mark, or Amir Awadalla, endodontic treatment is no cause for apprehension. Call them today at 416 203-1434 in Scarborough, 416 223-7869 for North York, or 905 250-1605 for Pickering to have your questions about root canal therapy answered.


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Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Amir Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An honors graduate from the University of Toronto and NYU college of dentistry, Dr. Amir Awadalla is a highly skilled and well reputed professional in his field who aims to provide his patients with the best quality service by providing patient-centered attention and solutions to fulfill their requirements. His expertise and interests includes cosmetic dentistry and implants, and providing orthodontic services whilst being Invisalign certified. He is a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology

He is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada, and the Toronto Implant Study Club.

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An alumnus of the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. A. Mark Awadalla has focused on cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry. He is a certified Invisalign provider. He has also studied and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada and has earned a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Upon receiving his license to practice from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Mark Awadalla served his community while actively maintaining membership in:

  • Toronto East Dental Society
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association.