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

Dispelling myths about the root canal therapy procedure in Scarborough

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Describing root canal therapy procedure

Root canal therapy is a common treatment, though one that has been largely misunderstood for a very long time. It is rather astounding that so many inaccurate myths could remain so vital for so many decades. Due to the poor reputation of root canal therapy, this procedure is one that many in Scarborough and beyond would prefer to avoid. We would like to help our patients avoid root canal therapy as well, though for very different reasons.

One of the longest standing myths about root canal therapy is that pain is involved. In many cases, this is absolutely true, although not as many perceive it to be. The procedure itself is no more uncomfortable than it is to get a filling, which is, for most people, not uncomfortable in the least. Treatment is performed under local anesthetic, just like a filling, so all sensation to the treatment area has been numbed. Where pain is involved is in the infection before professional care.

A common path towards root canal therapy goes like this: a tooth becomes a little sensitive to warm or cold temperatures, or feels a little painful at times. In time, the tooth starts to hurt a little more frequently and a little more intensely. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken to improve comfort. As pain subsides, the need for professional care is forgotten and the underlying problem causing pain is left to fester beneath the surface. What began as a small cavity has turned into infection in the inner materials of the tooth and, in pain, a call is made to the dentist.

Root canals don’t hurt! Infections, on the other hand, do. If you experience minor discomfort in a tooth, your body is telling you something is wrong. It’s much easier to solve the problem of a small cavity than to endure the pain and the hassle of an infected tooth.

The team at Esquire Dental Centres provides gentle, compassionate care for your dental concerns. Contact one of our offices today to schedule preventive dental 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.