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?

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.

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

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

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

We are incredibly proud of our Esquire Dental Centres staff. We are here to help our patients appreciate everything about their smiles. Our priority is your satisfaction and trust in our abilities and knowledge. We have professionals in every discipline of dentistry who genuinely care about our patients. Our committed team of physicians comprises Dr. Ashraf Awadalla, Dr. Amir Awadalla, and Dr. Mark Awadalla. They are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are members of many professional organisations. They are here to help you with all your oral health needs in a friendly and comfortable setting.