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

Pickering, ON dentist can restore health with root canal therapy

Health with Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are probably one of the most dreaded procedures in dentistry. What are they all about really? Do they hurt? Dr. Awadalla, a Pickering, ON dentist takes on the myths about root canals and shares with patients how they can be a vital procedure to save a tooth from extractions.

Does root canal therapy hurt?

Root canal therapy is performed under local anesthetic and is virtually painless. The goal of root canals is to alleviate pain associated with a large cavity. Let’s first dive into the anatomy of the tooth.

The hard, outermost layer of the tooth is called the enamel. Underneath the enamel is the dentin and further within that is the pulp chamber which house nerves and the blood supply.

When a patient ends up with a deep cavity, injury, or fracture, the pulp chamber is susceptible to bacteria. Once infected with bacteria, the nerves become highly sensitive to temperature and pressure, which can be extremely painful. The infection can also travel to the gums, causing pus-filled abscesses.

Root canal therapy eliminates infection from to tooth and seals the area so bacteria cannot re-enter. It is similar to a filling. After the root canal is completed, the tooth will then be covered with a crown to help strengthen it and make sure it can withstand the force of biting and chewing. The crown will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile for a natural looking restoration.

As with most dental problems, root canal therapy can be avoided through proper oral hygiene. It is important to brush twice daily and floss once each day. In addition, patients should be proactive about regular dental visits. Early detection can help ensure cavities are caught early before they have time to progress and cause further damage. For more information on root canal therapy or other services provided in our Pickering office, call the Esquire Dental Centres at 905 250-1605 to schedule a consultation.



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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.