Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (endodontic surgery) is performed in order to save a tooth that might have to be sacrificed. Natural teeth are encased in white enamel, under which is a layer of dentin, which covers and protects the soft tissue pulp. The tooth pulp contains blood vessels that help the root to grow when that tooth is developing. A fully formed tooth can survive without pulp.

There are various situations where tooth pulp can become inflamed and/or infected. Sometimes, it can happen inadvertently when a tooth has been chipped or cracked. It can also happen when there is severe tooth decay, or when the teeth have been neglected. Finally, it’s possible that some trauma to the teeth (it could be for numerous reasons) can do serious damage to the pulp.

Today, root canal treatment has become a routine procedure. For the team at the Mackenzie Dental Centre servicing Vaughan, Maple and Woodbrige, the aim is to save the natural tooth. Surgery is focused on the inside of the damaged tooth, and the procedure is safe and effective, with long lasting outcomes. Under the care of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis, the Mackenzie team is proficient and experienced with this procedure.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, root canal surgery can often be completed in as little as one visit. Sometimes, there are patients who find the procedure intimidating, but with professional care and attention, it’s a treatment protocol that’s straightforward and worthwhile. Root canals will successfully repair and restore a natural tooth, and with results that should last a lifetime.

During root canal treatment, damaged pulp is removed, and the insides of the tooth are cleaned and disinfected.  The tooth is refilled with a special restorative substance, and resealed to protect the integrity of the newly restored tooth. Successful root canal treatment and restoration with a crown allows a tooth to feel and function normally - biting and chewing continues quite naturally.

Saving a damaged tooth is the main aim of a root canal procedure. But there are added benefits: additional damage is prevented; biting patterns are resumed; chewing capacity is returned; and there is no residual wear and tear on other teeth. Best of all, everything inside the mouth is as usual. And like all procedures, nitrous oxide, and or another sedative, can be used as required.

At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, professional oral care is comprehensive. Dr. Pedvis emphasizes the need for prevention and maintenance for all ages. That includes regular examinations; a focus on early diagnosis; and patient treatment plans that are solution-oriented. And with procedures like root canals, every effort is made to create a comforting and relaxing clinical environment.

Dr. Pedvis and the Mackenzie team are open and approachable. The clinic offers a full spectrum of dental services, from teeth whitening, to veneers, to implants, to dentures. And everyone is professional - skilled in his or her area of practice, and proficient with the various procedures. Above all, patients will find the clinic to be caring and attentive to every need.




What Our Clients Are Saying

Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

Josh Katz

Dr. Pedvis and is staff are absolutely wonderful! My family and I are so happy that we have found him. He is absolutely amazing with young children. Both my kids needed work done and he was very gentle and patient. Both of them left his office happy and with great smiles! We are very happy we switched to Dr. Pedvis.

Holly D.

Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

Dorothy McMahon

I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentist prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains a equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

Christopher Omiecinski

I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

Melissa Lombardo

Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff ,as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

Cameron A M Muir

Dr Pedvis was so amazing! I can't say enough good things about him. Not only did he get me in quickly for a root canal (replying on a Sunday to my plea for help!) He was so great about addressing my pain, and understanding my irrational fear. His follow up after the root canal was absolutely amazing! I was shocked at his follow through and care for his patients even after the procedure. I would recommend him to anyone in need of dental work.

Nancy B.


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