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

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to erupt. They usually develop around the age of 17, although it can be as late as the early twenties in some people. The common term “wisdom teeth” refers to the fact that a person is an adult, or nearly so, before these teeth develop. In some cases, wisdom teeth develop properly and cause no problems. However, more frequently, they are misaligned or even impacted, and require extraction.

Impacted wisdom tooth

Any tooth can become impacted, though it occurs most commonly with wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth is one that does not have enough room to develop completely, because it is too far back or other teeth are crowding it. Humans today have smaller jaws than our ancestors did, rarely leaving room for the third molars. The tooth will still grow to full size, but it may turn sideways or push itself downward to make room. It does not completely erupt or break through the gum tissue. Sometimes only a small portion of it, or none at all is exposed.

Impacted teeth can be painful and endanger your oral health because they crowd the neighboring teeth, nerves, and other nearby tissues. This can cause jaw problems, bone damage, tooth fractures, and more. Additionally, partial tooth eruption creates an opening where bacteria can enter, causing an infection around the tooth, resulting in jaw stiffness, swelling, pain, and overall illness.

Removing wisdom teeth

If you have a wisdom tooth that is impacted, or likely to become impacted, your dentist will probably recommend extraction. The procedure for removing a wisdom tooth varies, depending on its location and position. In some cases, it may be no different from a standard tooth. However, if it is covered by soft tissue, an incision will be needed for your dentist to gain access. This is known as a surgical extraction.

a young woman in pain with a toothache

If you have concerns about wisdom teeth, visit one of Esquire Dental Centres’ three convenient locations in Scarborough, Pickering, or North York. After a comprehensive oral examination, your doctor will explain the nature and severity of the problem, and recommend the best solution.


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.