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Port Hope Medical Centre
105-249 Ontario Street
Port Hope, ON

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Root Canal Therapy

Port Hope Dental - Root Canal At the core of your tooth there is an area we refer to as the pulp. The pulp is the nerve of your tooth where blood and nutrients needed by a healthy tooth circulate. If the pulp is damaged for any reason it is susceptible to infection and can result in pain, swelling, bone damage and loss of the tooth. To save the original tooth and avoid the problems associated with damaged pulp, Root Canal Therapy is often an option.

Root Canal Therapy allows your tooth to be saved, rather than you requiring more costly procedures such as an implant or denture. The process involves creating an opening in the crown of your tooth. The pulp in the 'root canal' is completely removed and the 'canal' is cleaned out, shaped and smoothed. Any infection (we refer to as abscess) is treated and the bacteria that cause it are cleaned out.

The canal area, once infection free is filled and sealed. As the tooth will no longer be receiving vital nutrients it will be more brittle than surrounding teeth. For this reason we create a crown or cap to strengthen and protect your tooth's chewing surface. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented in place and 'your tooth' rather than an artificial replacement keeps its place in your smile.


Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm

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Services

We have a wide range of services available to meet your dental needs including:

  • Invisalign
  • Dental Crowns and Bridges
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Dental Implants
  • Nightguards and Sports Mouthguards
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