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

Endodontic surgery, or root canal treatment, available to Scarborough ON area patients

Endodontic surgery, or root canal treatment, available to Scarborough ON area patients from Esquire Dental Centres.

When patients are told they may need root canal treatment, they may be worried about undergoing endodontic surgery. Drs. Ashraf, Mark, and Amir Awadalla of Scarborough ON are dentists in the area who are committed to assisting patients with endodontics when necessary.

Endodontics explained

Endodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on the dental pulp within the tooth and what can be done to address it if it becomes infected or diseased. The dental pulp is a mass of tissues that includes the blood supply and nerves. When patients experience trauma to a tooth, such as a cavity that becomes deep enough to impact the dental pulp, extreme pain can occur. This toothache often brings patients into the dental office for attention. If it is decided that the dental pulp has been affected, patients may then need to undergo endodontic therapy.

What is involved in endodontic therapy?

Root canal treatment is performed during a procedure done in our office. Patients are properly anesthetized and sedated for this treatment to ensure comfort. The dentist uses a special instrument that creates a hole into the tooth that is used for accessing the dental pulp. Once the dental pulp has been reached, the dentist removes it, cleans out the canals of the tooth, and then fills the area with gutta percha. Following this, the dentist will seal off the tooth with composite resin, and in many instances, may also create and place a dental crown over the tooth to give it an extra layer of protection against damage.

When should endodontic therapy be done?

Endodontic therapy is done whenever there has been damage to the dental pulp. This is because there is no other treatment option to save the tooth. Endodontic therapy is done after the patient has been evaluated by the dentist and it has been determined that the dental pulp has been harmed or infected in one way or another. Patients are encouraged to ask their dentist about the procedure, ask questions about what can be done and how it is done, and are welcome to book an appointment for their treatment.

What are the alternatives to endodontic therapy?

If a patient does not undergo a root canal, their only other option to eliminate the pain is to extract the tooth. This also requires extra time, consideration, and money, as patients then need to decide how to replace the tooth. This may be done with:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures

Discuss endodontic therapy with a team of professionals today!

Drs. Ashraf, Mark, and Amir Awadalla, along with the team at Esquire Dental Centres in Scarborough ON are here to help patients in the community with their dental health care needs. When problems arise that require root canal treatment, we can assist. Call us at 416 203-1434 to make an appointment at our practice at 2650 Lawrence Avenue E #6D at FreshCo Plaza at Midland. We also have two other convenient offices in North York and Pickering.


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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.