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 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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Oakville, ON residents ask, “Where can I find root canal treatment near me?”


Dr. Gaines will access the infected part of the tooth by making a very small opening in the tooth in the middle of the biting surface.
Root canal therapy is often mistakenly perceived as a painful procedure. For this reason, root canal treatments are among the most feared procedures offered at dental offices. The reality is any pain associated with root canal therapy stems from the condition before it is treated.

Still, where you get your treatment matters. When searching for “root canal treatment near me in Oakville ON,” you’re in the fortunate position to have a founding member of the World Congress on Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Dr. Stephen Gaines, as a local office. A true practitioner of the MID model, Dr. Gaines and the entire Sherwood Dental team combine efficient technologies and gentle, conservative techniques for comfort and minimal risk.

The short answer to “Are root canals worth it?” is a resounding “Yes!” Over the near-term, root canal treatment gets patients out of what can be extremely distressing and disruptive pain. Over the longer term, this therapy may be the only way to save a badly decayed, cracked, or broken tooth, and helps to support a lasting, beautiful smile and healthy function.

These and other conditions that may result in the need for restorative treatment, such as damage from repeated dental procedures or facial trauma, all have some very unpleasant side effects: Irritation, inflammation, and potential infection of the affected tooth’s innermost structure or pulp tissue. These conditions can all cause significant pain, and a number of other symptoms that affect how you look and eat, and the pain has the potential to interfere with work, school, sleep, and other aspects of your life. Root canal therapy is designed to provide lasting pain relief caused by these conditions, and gets you back to your healthy, active life by resolving the following signs of serious tooth damage and infection:

  • Radiating ache throughout the jaw, neck, and ear
  • Sensitivity particularly to heat or cold
  • Inability to tolerate pressure from chewing and biting
  • Fever
  • Facial swelling
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Foul taste
  • Bad breath
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Resolving these and other symptoms with gentle and easy root canal treatment helps you avoid serious complications. Abscesses, for example, are pus-filled pockets caused by bacterial infections. They don’t go away on their own without treatment. When allowed to go untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of your head and body, a situation that requires emergency medical attention.

Root canal therapy is often mistakenly perceived as a painful procedure.

Minimally invasive root canals to the rescue!

As an MID office, Sherwood Dentistry uses conservative techniques for procedures including root canal therapy. Treatment to remove infection from root canals and the innermost parts of the tooth starts with ensuring you are comfortable and can’t feel a thing during treatment. Lasers eliminate the sources of dental fear and anxiety associated with conventional dentistry, such as the sensation of shots and the sound of the drill.

Dr. Gaines will access the infected part of the tooth by making a very small opening in the tooth in the middle of the biting surface. Once the inner chamber of the tooth is accessed, he’ll remove bacteria and diseased or decayed tissue. Cleaning out the tooth may be followed by a healing period, which allows the infection to clear. Afterward, the tooth is filled and sealed to prevent reinfection. A crown may be placed to rebuild lost tooth structure and restore the tooth’s appearance and strength. With all procedures, Sherwood Dentistry removes minimal natural tooth structure. Maximum natural, healthy structure is associated with the most lifelike look and feel, and long-term durability.

Rethink the root canal process with Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Many patients who have had root canal treatment compare it to run-of-the-mill dental procedures, like fillings. Sherwood Dentistry’s approach also offers a good value.

Sherwood Dentistry uses conservative techniques for procedures including root canal therapy.
MID practices are built on a cornerstone of preventive care. Consistent, appropriate home care and recall appointments prevent the trauma, time, and expense associated with restorative procedures to treat decay. Furthermore, insurance company Delta Dental reports tooth replacement options like dental implants cost on average at least around $ 3500-4000 more than root canal treatment. Root canal therapy is both a healthy and cost-effective alternative to extraction followed by the placement of a new tooth.

With gentle care and advanced dentistry, there is no reason to wait! Get the treatment you need now. Call 844-951-8855.

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.

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Jenn L

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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