Emergency Dentist Barrie

Root Canal

Root canal treatment is necessary when the roots a of tooth become infected or inflamed. Common causes of root canal inflammation are decay, cracks, fractures, trauma, or repetitive dental procedures performed on a specific tooth.

Root canal pain or symptoms may include a sharp pain when applying pressure or biting down, toothache, jaw ache, or sensitivity to hot/cold.

In the past, root canal treatment has been rumored to be a painful dental procedure. Thankfully, this rumor is absolutely false. Quite the contrary, root canal treatment provides much needed pain relief for patients in need of the procedure.

Root canal treatment also saves your smile by preserving your natural teeth and preventing the need for extraction. At Norton Dental Barrie, Dr. Ammar Taimish understands the severe discomfort caused by root canal pain and regularly welcomes walk-in root canal patients as well as emergency root canal patients.

Many of our patients here at Norton Dental Barrie are surprised to find that root canal treatment feels no different that having a simple routine filling. The entire root canal procedure can be completed in just one or two dental appointments and you may resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment.

The root canal procedure begins by numbing the treatment area with local anesthesia. Once completely numb, Dr. Ammar Taimish will then place a rubber dam around the tooth to protect it from the bacteria in your saliva. A tiny opening is created in the tooth's surface to allow access to the root canals. The canals are cleaned, disinfected and then refilled with a dental sealant. A dental crown may be placed on the tooth to strengthen and protect it from cracks and fractures.

Root canal complications are rare. Root canal pain after treatment may consist of some slight tenderness in the gums where the rubber dam was placed, or some minor sensitivity when biting down directly on the tooth. This minor discomfort will subside in a day or two. Dr. Ammar Taimish may suggest chewing on the opposite side to allow the tooth to rest although many patients do not feel any discomfort at all.

It is important that note that a root canal procedure does not prevent the future formation of cavities or decay. Regular oral hygiene is crucial to maintaining strong and healthy teeth. With proper oral hygiene, a tooth treated with a root canal procedure can last just as long as other natural teeth.

When presented with the decision between root canal or extraction, Dr. Ammar Taimish will always chose the course of treatment that ensures the preservation of as much natural tooth structure as possible. A strong advocate for saving natural teeth, Dr. Ammar Taimish is committed to providing quality dental care that ensures the health and comfort of each patient.

Root canal cost is determined by the severity of infection and which tooth is affected. Root canal cost is based on the number of canals, the degree of difficulty and the tooth's location within the mouth. For example, front teeth have less canals that back teeth. In Barrie, root canal cost is covered by most dental insurance companies as it is a restorative procedure rather than cosmetic.


Restorative dentistry focuses on the repair and replacement of teeth that have been damaged by decay,infection or trauma. At Norton Dental Barrie our restorative dentistry patients include people with severe wear and tear, discoloration, chronic pain, broken teeth , inflammation or decay.

Norton Dental Barrie believes in an aesthetic approach to restorative dentistry that provides the most natural looking results while still preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. This philosophy extends throughout all our procedures regardless of how simple or complex. You will find our artistic integrity in everything we do.

Our restorative dental procedures at Norton Dental Barrie include, but are not limited to:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental Crowns
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Inlays/Onlays

General Dentistry (Family Dentist)

Norton Dental Barrie offers a wide array of general dentistry procedures to provide quality dental care for patients of all ages. General dentistry is primarily concerned with the prevention and treatment of oral health problems.

Regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings ensure the early detection of potential oral health problems, many of which can be easily treated with a simple procedure before developing into a more serious health concern. Oral health issues, if left untreated, can lead to infection and even tooth loss. 

Dental sealants, dental bridges, dental crowns, dental implants and teeth cleanings are just a few of the general dentistry procedures our clinic has to offer. At Norton Dental Barrie, we believe in preserving natural looking smiles that are healthy and strong enough to last a lifetime.

We understand that although our patients may be in need of dental work, they don't necessarily want to look like a walking advertisement for it. This is why our team at Norton Dental Barrie provides affordable natural looking results in all our general dentistry treatments. Our attention to detail is what keeps our patients smiling with confidence. 

We remain current on the latest developments in all aspects of dentistry to best promote patient comfort and health. Today's technology has afforded us a new approach to dentistry that allows us to be more conservative in our treatments by preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible while still creating brilliant, healthy smiles. 

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene and preventative care are the primary focus of every treatment we offer our patients here at Norton Dental Barrie. Regularly scheduled dental exams and professional teeth cleanings twice a year significantly reduce your risk for developing serious oral health issues.

Early detection is critical in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Norton Dental Barrie, our team of specialists will help you to maintain your smile by diagnosing and treating potential issues before they can evolve into a more severe, and more costly problem. 

Dental examinations not only ensure your teeth remain healthy and strong, they can also reveal important information about your overall health. More than 90 percent of systemic diseases, such as diabetes, have oral symptoms that can aid early detection. Other diseases with oral manifestations such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers or dry mouth include leukemia, kidney disease, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, and heart disease.

Your oral hygiene is directly related to your overall health. Gum diseases has been linked to heart disease and stroke. Women with gum disease also have greater chances of premature, low birth weight infants. 

Our patients' health is our primary concern here at Norton Dental Barrie. Proper oral hygiene through regular dental checkups and dental cleanings make all the difference in aiding early detection of potential health issues. Our team of specialists can even detect malnutrition, developmental and growth issues as well as improper jaw alignment. Aside from helping you stay healthy, oral hygiene helps your expenses by avoiding costly procedures that are required for more severe oral health problems. 

During each dental examination, our team of dentists perform an oral cancer screening, x-rays, update your medical history and thoroughly inspect your gums and teeth to keep your smile its healthiest. Any tartar or calculus is gently removed from the teeth to prevent gum irritation and the onset of gum disease. A dental polish will also help to remove any stains that could not otherwise be removed with regular brushing and flossing. 

At Norton Dental Barrie dental examinations and cleanings are a comfortable experience typically lasting no longer than an hour. Our patients may enjoy catching up on their favorite tv series with our flat screen tvs or enjoy relaxing music. Our staff will remain in touch with you on a semi-annual basis to book your oral hygiene appointments. 

Dental Emergency

At Norton Dental Barrie, our dental professionals provide affordable, reliable emergency dental care for all patients in need. Our office is built on a foundation of excellence, efficiency and dependability. 

Our team of specialists remain current with the latest advancements in dental technology to ensure our patients continue to receive the highest level of care available. We combine new techniques with a conservative approach that focuses on the preservation of natural teeth.

At Norton Dental Barrie, our patients health and comfort always come first. By doing so, we can guarantee a relaxed, anxiety-free, patient-focused atmosphere for all. 

At some point in our lives many of us may find ourselves in need of a dental emergency. Norton Dental Barrie is dedicated to dealing with all dental emergencies in a manner that is swift and dependable. We respect and treat all dental emergency patients with the same standards of excellence regardless of whether you are a new or an established private patient.

Emergency dental treatments include but are not limited to:

  • Cracked/Fractured Tooth
  • Toothache
  • Denture Repair
  • Inflammation
  • Broken Orthodontics
  • Emergency Cosmetic Repair
  • Emergency Root Canal Treatment
  • Dental Crown Repair
  • Wisdom Tooth Pain
  • Knocked-Out Tooth

If you are not a patient at Norton Dental Barrie and are in need of emergency dental treatment, do not hesitate to call us! Our emergency dentist understands the pain and frustration that results from a dental emergency. Our dental emergency specialists will provide you with much needed pain relief from dental emergency symptoms and get you back to your optimal health in no time.

Emergency dental pain may stem from an underlying oral health issue such as tooth decay or gum disease. We strive to promote healthy teeth and gums through preventative treatment such as regular dental examinations and professional teeth cleanings. Norton Dental Barrie understands that in some cases accidents simply cannot be avoided, and will always provide exceptional emergency dental care in all circumstance.

Contact Norton Dental Barrie at (705) 718-8395 to book your emergency dental appointment.


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566 Bryne Drive, Unit C1
Barrie, ON, L4N 9P6
(705) 718-8395

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