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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

What is root canal therapy and why might my Scarborough dentist recommend it?

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Describing What is Root Canal

Root canal therapy, referred to in dentistry as endodontic therapy, is a common form of restorative care. The purpose of the root canal is to eliminate infection and save natural tooth structure.

What Root Canal Therapy In Our Scarborough Practice Entails

Many people have heard horrible stories regarding root canal therapy. Because of several persistent myths, typically circulated by people who haven’t even received this treatment, many people fear root canals. Patients who visit Esquire Dental Centres are treated with a high standard of care and gentle techniques. Treatment does not begin until numbing medication has taken full effect, ensuring comfort.

The root canal procedure is quite simple. The dentist begins by removing damaged tooth structure, just as is done for cavity repair. A small opening is then made to allow access to the inner chamber of the tooth, where infection is causing pain. The soft tissues in the pulp chamber, including the tooth’s nerves and various vessels, are carefully removed using special techniques and instruments. After the canal has been cleared, it is sterilized and a sealant is placed in the canal to prevent further infection. After root canal therapy, the damaged tooth will likely be covered with a beautiful dental crown to protect it from further damage.

Why You May Need A Root Canal

Dentists recommend root canal therapy when a tooth has sustained extensive damage that has affected the innermost area, the pulp chamber. This procedure is the only way to clear out infection and the harmful bacteria that have led to disease. Damage to dentin and pulp may be the result of some type of dental injury. Most likely, however, damage stems from an untreated cavity, which is why routine dental care is so important.

You may need a root canal if you experience:

  • Sensitivity to pressure, such as chewing
  • A recurring or constant toothache
  • Sensitivity to temperature changes in the mouth, such as when you eat ice cream
  • Darkening of enamel in a particular tooth
  • A pimple-like sore on the gums

Esquire Dental Centres offers outstanding care to patients in our North York, Pickering, and Scarborough offices. Call today to schedule your routine check-up and give yourself the best chance of avoiding tooth damage.


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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.