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Chagrin Family Dental Care
Chagrin Falls, OH Dentist

When do I need a root canal?

Understanding the signs and symptoms of a tooth infection can be tricky because they're different for everyone. If your tooth is infected or abscessed, it's typically quite painful. You'll need root canal treatment to alleviate pain, eliminate the infection, and preserve your natural tooth.

Some other signs of a tooth infection may be:

  • Pain or tenderness when biting or chewing
  • A constant, painful toothache that doesn't go away
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Facial swelling
  • A white bump or blister by the infected tooth

What Happens during Root Canals in Chagrin Falls?

If you need root canal treatment in Chagrin Falls, OH, Dr. Hivick starts by numbing the area around the infected tooth, which immediately alleviates your pain. Next, he carefully eliminates the infected tissues from your tooth and ensures that your tooth is clean and infection-free before temporarily sealing it with a filling. 

Now we give your tooth time to heal. After healing, you'll return to Chagrin Family Dental Care so Dr. Hivick can strengthen your tooth with a permanent crown or filling. Rebuilding your tooth ensures you can enjoy all the chewing functions you had before your tooth became infected.

Contact us at (440) 338-1711 if you have questions about root canal treatment.

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