Endodontic Specialists serving Toronto
If you have a need for endodontic surgery, whether based on a recommendation from your dentist or your own determination, you will appreciate our approach to optimal care to help you achieve a higher level of health, self-esteem and well being. At Willowdale Endodontics we take a sincere interest in our patients and respectfully treat the whole person. An apicoectomy is a procedure that may be recommended following a root canal, in the event that an infection develops or persists following the first procedure (the non-surgical root canal treatment). The apiocectomy is often performed with the aid of a surgical microscope, which offers a great many advantages in ensuring that the procedure successfully removes all of the damaged tissue with the smallest possible incision. These benefits mean reduced discomfort, shorter healing time and greater success rates.
A root canal procedure is a non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp that is the "root" of your pain, and to thoroughly clean and seal the canal to protect against further problems. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. While we recognize that price is always a consideration for our patients, it is important to know that endodontic treatment, particularly when the problem is treated early, is generally less expensive than the alternative, which is removing the tooth or teeth and then dealing with a procedure for replacement. It is rare to experience complications after routine endodontic (root canal) treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond.
Our office is located at 5160 Yonge Street in Willowdale, about halfway between Sheppard and Finch, at the North York Centre subway stop on the Yonge line. We offer appointment times Monday through Saturday, and are available in case of emergency 24 hours a day. Call us at 416-225-8400 to book the time that works with your schedule. The clinical director of the practice is Dr. Kilislian, who has been working in Toronto as a endodontics specialist since 1997, two years after completing her initial dental training. She continues her education in this specialization today, to the extent that she also lectures to her fellow dentists on advances in endodontic surgery. She is joined at Willowdale Endodontics by Dr. Lipton and Dr. Geisler. Dr. Lipton graduated from the same program as Dr. Kilislian and also chose Toronto as the place to start his private practice. Dr. Geisler is the newest member of the team, having completed her endondontic training in 2015. All three dental professionals are members in good standing of the Ontario and American associations for their specialty.
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During and following your treatment at our office, we will be in communication with your dentist to keep him or her up to date on your treatment plan. Within a few weeks of completion at our office, we encourage you to contact your dentist for a follow-up restoration to protect your tooth. If you have any questions at any time, we welcome your call to our office.
While the price of root canal surgery is obviously an important detail to understand, Dr. Kilislian and her team at Willowdale Endodontics believe that all patients have a right to specialized endodontic treatment regardless of their financial situation. That being said, if you do have dental insurance, please bring your policy to your first appointment so we may help you with the claims process. Dr. Kilislian treats all patients including those who use government assistance. She also makes herself available 24 hours a day in case of dental emergencies or simply to answer her patients' concerns. If you feel you may benefit from endodontic treatment or a consultation, you are welcome to self-refer to Willowdale Endodontics - a referral from your dentist is not required. Willowdale Endodontics is dedicated exclusively to endodontic care, which is the specialist branch of dentistry dealing with the root canal system, and includes such treatments as root canal therapy (a non-surgical procedure), root-end resection, and retreatment. The goal of endodontics is to save the natural teeth, and has the added benefit that it is generally much less expensive than removing and replacing a damaged tooth.
We welcome patients of all ages to our specialized practice, but request that a parent or guardian attend the consultation when the patient is under the age of 18. Your first visit with us will be a consultation to provide important information about your diagnosis and review the options for treatment that are available to you through endodontics. Occasionally, we can also undertake to start your treatment the same day.
The phrase "root canal" seems to strike fear in the heart of many a dental patient, and we can't say why it has developed this reputation. In actual fact, many patients find that having a root canal is a great relief in a painful situation. Having a need for root canal therapy is not something to wish for, but it is the underlying condition (an infection of the tooth's pulp that can cause swelling and pain) and not the treatment that is to be avoided. Well over 14 million root canals are performed each year, with a 90% rate of success. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for other costly procedures. The three professional endodontists of the Willowdale practice are supported by Treatment Coordinator Sarah, who brings her education in life sciences and restorative dental hygiene as well as her experience in dental equipment and software consulting to bear on her work with patients. With her varied and extensive education, she is very helpful to patients in providing information and support when evaluating treatment plans and making decisions about their dental health.
Patients are welcome to request an appointment without a dentist's referral; if you have any questions or concerns about root canal, please feel free to contact our office.