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

Is root canal a procedure my dentist pushes in an office around me in Pickering?

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Providing Root Canal

Most people loathe the idea of receiving root canal treatment. However, root canal therapy remains one of the most common procedures performed by dentists around the world. Preceding the root canal procedure is typically a recurring or persistent toothache. Because pain leads to the need for treatment, most people continue to associate root canal therapy with pain, an inaccurate assumption that leads many to avoid seeing the dentist until it is too late and they must receive the very treatment they fear.

Another unfortunate assumption about the root canal is that the dentist actually wants to perform this procedure. If you wonder “Is there an office around me in Pickering where I can feel comfortable?” we invite you to contact Esquire Dental Centres. Our preference is to help our patients avoid the need for extensive treatments. Preserving natural tooth structure is always the ideal that we strive for. In choosing your dental provider, you can trust that the care you receive from our team will be designed to achieve necessary goals.

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the inner chamber of a tooth has become infected by oral bacteria. There are several ways this may occur. Fortunately, the most common source of infected pulp can be prevented with routine care and hygiene. Most people require root canal therapy when a cavity has progressed to a point where bacteria have entered the pulp chamber of the tooth. When we detect and treat cavities early, as we can do with routine check-ups, it is possible to avoid the need for a root canal in most situations.

Scheduling dental care at the first sign of pain will typically allow conservative care and persistent or intense pain can be prevented. While pain relievers may be taken at home to minimize discomfort, this method is a very poor substitute for professional dental care. In order to reverse the infection process and stop oral bacteria, proper restorative care must be performed as soon as possible.

Will your dentist push for root canal therapy? The simple answer is maybe. When a tooth can be repaired in a conservative manner, then we will do so. If infection is present and obvious through pain and diagnostic imaging, the best way to save a tooth is with proper care, which may be a root canal.

It is important for us to build trust with our patients, which we do one visit at a time. Schedule your dental check-up today to give your smile the best possible care.


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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.