Sherwood Dental....

We are open for business! Welcome Back!!!

We have missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients for what has felt like forever. The decision back in March to close Sherwood Dental due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as unprecedented as it was, was not taken lightly and was absolutely necessary for the safety of our team, our patients, and the community around us.

Our doctors, hygienists, assistants and administration team are very proud of how Sherwood Dental's preventative and minimally invasive philosophies of dental treatment and oral healthcare have kept so many of you free from emergency or urgent need while we have been unable to see patients in person.

Having gone above and beyond the most current guidelines for dental offices in Ontario (RCDSO) by implementing extra enhanced measures and aerosol management equipment, Sherwood Dental is open and ready to provide the complete level of care that our patients have been accustomed to for so many years.

Our focus at Sherwood Dental has always been one of striving to exceed our patients' expectations. As such, we have gone to great lengths and meticulous planning to assure that our patients and our team are in an environment that keeps everyone safe and healthy at all times. From the moment that you enter our office, during the time of your treatment, and until the moment that you leave, our enhanced protocols and specialized equipment will be in place for your added protection.

We are happy and excited again to be doing what we love to do...help everyone with their oral healthcare needs and enjoy the time that we get to spend with all of our wonderful patients.

Looking forward to seeing your smiles really soon.

Stay well and healthy,
Dr. Gaines and your Sherwood Dental Team

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Minimally invasive root canals

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Dr. Stephen Gaines and the staff of Sherwood Dental in Oakville carry out quality dental care services with the intent of preserving and improving a patient’s oral health. We understand that good preventative care is effective in decreasing the need for restorative services. Sometimes despite even the most pristine care, situations arise which require more complex procedures to restore patient health.

One sometimes dreaded procedure in the mind of many patients is a root canal. A root canal is necessary when a tooth becomes damaged to the point that the interior of the tooth, the pulp (the nerve), becomes inflamed or infected. This may occur as a result of severe decay, a cracked or broken tooth, or due to external trauma. Failure to treat an affected tooth can lead to severe pain for a patient, and eventually result in bone damage and loss of the tooth. In order to preserve the original structure of a tooth, yet correct the problem that exists, a patient can undergo a root canal.

Cusp Fracture: Root Canal

Cusp Fracture: Root Canal

At Sherwood Dental, we offer minimally-invasive root canals for our patients. In this and other areas of our practice, we are committed to preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible, affecting only what is necessary to achieve a positive outcome from treatment. These services are rendered with an emphasis on patient comfort, as well. Our desire is to change the thinking of patients who visit our practice to become more positive, and to have them realize that we strive to be a trusted partner in their care.

What our patients say about Minimally invasive root canals

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I've always dreaded going to the dentist. That is until I was introduced to Sherwood Dental. Aside from the friendly service all around, they truly take pride in their quality of work. Dr. Gaines has a passion dentistry and it is evident. I didn't think it was possible, but I've finally found a dentist I don't dread going.
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Root canal therapy is performed by accessing the pulp (nerve) space inside the tooth through making a small hole in the crown of the tooth. The Pulp is cleaned out and then the root canals (channels) smoothed. The infection, or abscess, is treated as necessary to eliminate any harmful bacteria. This may involve a healing period, in which the tooth is temporarily closed off to ensure effective results. Once the area is cleared, the patient returns to have the tooth filled and sealed to prevent any further invasion from bacteria. The final touch, in most cases, is the placement of a crown, which is permanently secured to provide added strength and function.

We invite you to visit Sherwood Dental for comprehensive dental care services.

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Sherwood Dental

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Lead dentist Dr. Stephen Gaines is an authority on restorative, cosmetic, rehabilitative, and laser dentistry. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, he earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1997). He follows continuing education courses to keep up with dentistry developments. He’s a lecturer, trainer and Fellow and Founding Member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Dr. Arti Patel has extensive clinical experience in cosmetic/restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.


Whether your needs are routine, or to resolve some problem issue, we will provide compassionate, high-quality care.
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The staff at Sherwood Dental have always been awesome. I never have to wait more than a few minutes for my appt, they are very prompt and efficient. They also always try to resolve my issues the first time I mention them. I feel that Dr. Gaines does not perform procedures that are not necessary, just to make money, as he has honestly told me before that I do not need certain things, when my previous dentist told me that I did (and Dr. Gaines told me why my other dentist may have suggested it, and why he did not necessary agree). Love these guys!

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Fabulous Dental Practice - First off they value your time as much as you do. The entire team is happy to work there, which shows in the way they treat the clients. The equipment is top notch. I'm very happy even if they find a cavity.

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About as much fun you can have with going to the dentist. The professional and caring attitude of the dentists, hygienists, and office staff make you feel like part of their family. And if you and the Argonauts are lucky, you might get to see the Grey Cup along with a few players they look after.

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