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Root Canal Therapy

Whether you’re nervous about getting a Root Canal Therapy, or not sure if you need one, we’re here to help.

Tooth Pain

Why Save A Natural Tooth?

Nothing looks feels or functions like your natural tooth. Root canal therapy can save a natural tooth from infection.  Don’t get a tooth pulled just because you think its easier or more cost-effective. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, affect your ability to properly chew and ruin your smile. Tooth extraction often is more painful than the infection itself and replacing an extracted tooth with an artificial one requires additional dental visits. It is best to have your tooth looked at by our one of our Peterborough dentists to evaluate what is best for you. Book a Consultation today!

Tooth Pain

I Have Tooth Pain,
Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Sometimes your teeth may have infection or disease and will need emergency care. When possible, you should always consider treatments to save your teeth. Root canal therapy can save a natural tooth from infection.  You may think, why not have a tooth pulled, especially if no one can see it? What you may not know is how a missing tooth can negatively impact your quality of life -your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.

Tooth Extraction

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When our Peterborough dentists perform a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. A filling or a dental crown is usually recommended to restore the treated tooth.

Modern endodontics offers advancements in technologies, procedures and materials, giving you many treatment options to save your natural teeth. It’s important to understand your choices and how they’ll impact both your tooth and your future dental health. It’s always best to retain your natural teeth whenever possible and endodontic treatment should be your first choice for the best health and cosmetic results. At Horizon Family Dentistry we believe in saving teeth. Our Peterborough dentist can evaluate your condition and provide the best treatment plan to help you save your teeth for a lifetime.

Here are some tips for saving your teeth:

When given a choice between tooth extraction and root canal treatment, always opt for a root canal. No denture, bridge or implant will look, feel and function as well as a natural tooth.

Act immediately when you experience symptoms of swelling or pain. At Horizon Family Dentistry, we can accommodate emergency cases, ensuring you’ll be seen quickly.

If your Peterborough dentist recommends a tooth extraction, ask whether the root canal is an option.

Root Canal Therapy

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It all starts with a phone call at Horizon Family Dentistry. When you call our Peterborough Dental Clinic, our friendly staff will help you select an appointment time that is convenient for you and your family.


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Peterborough Location
26 Hospital Dr.
Peterborough, ON K9J 7C3



Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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