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Root Canal Treatment

At the center of a tooth is a hollow space. In this space resides the pulp, or the living part of the tooth. The nerves and blood vessels in the pulp have their own distinct functions. The blood vessels transport much needed nutrients and oxygen to the teeth while the nerves are used for the communication of the sense of feeling.


Your teeth can get damaged for various reasons. Cracks can form in the teeth from injuries or as a result of tooth decay. These cracks can make the pulp more vulnerable to damage. With tooth decay, harmful bacteria can make their way through the outer part of the tooth and as a result, an open cavity is created.


Tooth decay is a serious matter and if you don’t get prompt treatment to halt the process, it will eventually reach the pulp and cause irreversible inflammation. This could possibly lead to severe infection and abscess formation. Abscesses are famous for being extremely uncomfortable and if the issue is not resolved, the infection can affect the surrounding tissues.


Root canal treatment may be the only option you are left with if your tooth has suffered too much damage to be repaired using conservative measures.

What Exactly is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a type of “last resort” treatment as it is used for saving teeth that cannot be repaired with any other type of procedure. Your dentist will use specialized tools to remove the damaged pulp. They will then disinfect the tooth after which a filling is placed. At the end of the procedure, the area will be sealed.


Will it Hurt?

You’ve probably heard a rumor that root canal treatment is painful. Just, remember that you can’t believe everything you hear. Root canal treatment is not painful. It feels the same as many other routine dental procedures. A good comparable example is having a filling placed.


If you have a problem tooth that cannot be repaired with filling materials, don’t worry. Root canal treatment is highly effective!


At North York Smile Centre we make it a priority to take care of your dental health. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you with root canal treatment!

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Hello Again Smile Centre Family,

Many of you have reached out to us and we are happy to report that we are all doing well. Many of our team members are still working hard at homeschooling their children... with varying degrees of success. Others are just trying to keep the kiddos from tearing the house apart, LOL. The rest of us have been using this time to catch up on projects we have all been meaning to get to, but somehow have not found the time.

We wanted to let everyone know that between the homeschooling and the home renos and projects, we have not forgotten about the Smile Centres. Many of our team members have been working hard behind the scenes with our Doctors to explore new ways that we can continue to provide excellent care while adhering to new guidelines to keep you and your family safe. While we love to focus on Dentistry, the safety and wellbeing of our teams and patients is our top priority.

We are using this time to:

  • Invest in new technology to ensure the safest environment possible
    • Enhanced PPE​ for our teams
    • Air filtration systems to remove harmful aerosols
    • Plexiglass barriers to protect you and our team
    • Advanced health screening
  • Learn new dental techniques and protocols
    • Many of our team members have been participating in online courses
  • Upgrade our websites to make it easier to share information
    • Digital office forms that can be completed prior to your office visit
    • Adding ​ ​virtual consultations​ ​ to limit office visits
    • Paperless insurance claims and payments
    • Simple financing options
  • Working on “ideal scheduling” to enable more efficient patient appointments
    • Zero wait time​ ​ appointments
    • Limiting the number of patients and staff in the clinic
    • Pre-appointment digital Q&A available
  • Adding new digital scanners to increase our ability to offer ​same day services​ such as crowns, bridges, nightguards, and even dental implants

We are also developing a ​ ​SMILE CENTRE app​ ​ that will be exclusively available to Smile Centre clients with some really cool features.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS:

As you know, at this time, ​ all ​ elective procedures - including general dentistry and hygiene appointments - are still being suspended for at least the next few weeks. ​ If you have an appointment prior to May 18, you can consider it cancelled. ​ Our team is trying hard to reach out to everyone and as we know more, we will begin to reschedule appointments. At this time, we are not rescheduling surgery appointments or regular dental appointments until we have a better grip on when things will be returning to “normal”. We are hoping to see you soon!

We look forward to seeing you back at the Smile Centre once we’re able to open our doors again. We will be adding extra time to accommodate the need that has been created by this unforeseeninterruption; don’t worry! Your health is important to us and we will work overtime to ensure all our patients are accommodated.

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS:

Under the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and RCDSO, we must screen carefully and minimize patient contact, ​ but we are accommodating emergency patients on a case-by-case basis. ​ If you have a dental emergency, or think you may be experiencing symptoms that could become urgent, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are monitoring messages regularly; the easiest way to reach any of our clinic locations is via text message.

VIRTUAL Q & A:

We know that you may have some questions for us! We are in the process of organizing a virtual Q & A for all of our patients. We are getting some of our Dentists and team members together in a virtual forum to address any concerns and share some exciting new changes that we are making in all of our Smile Centres. ​ Look for our invitation in your email to join us for this event (coming soon!).

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER:

We are all in this together. We will come away from this situation stronger and more appreciative than ever of the tiny conveniences that we all take for granted every day. Perhaps more family togetherness will become the new normal; maybe this will all be a lesson in taking a step back and appreciating the things we have around us.

CONTACT INFO:

Barrie Smile Centre
TEXT: 705-996-3097
www.barriesmilecentre.com
PHONE: 705-315-3000

Mapleridge Smile Centre
TEXT: 289-803-5289
www.mapleridgedentistry.ca
PHONE: 905-832-9008

Markham Smile Centre
TEXT: 289-806-1696
www.markhamsmilecentre.ca
PHONE: 905-472-6670

North York Smile Centre
TEXT: 365-800-0136
www.smile-by-design.ca
PHONE: 416-730-8223

Skymark Smile Centre
TEXT: 289-809-6162
www.skymarksmile​centre.ca
PHONE: 905-890-1100

Markham Stouffville Smile Centre
TEXT: 289-274-7253
www.MSsmilecentre.ca
PHONE: 905-472-7717

Once again, thank you so much for your understanding. We value your loyalty and the fact that you have chosen us for your care. We promise that when this is all over, we will help you to SMILE.

Thank you,
Your Smile Centre