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Chagrin Family Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals and Extractions

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Any time you have a question, we want you to feel completely comfortable asking Dr. Hivick or another member of our team. We’ve compiled a selection of questions that patients often ask us about Chagrin Family Dental, the services we offer, and dental health and hygiene.

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Root Canals and Extractions

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.

root canals | chagrin family dental care | chagrin fallsDr. Hivick strives to provide all dental care in a comfortable environment, free of pain. We always make sure you are comfortable prior to initiating treatment, and we give patients the ability to notify us if they are still feeling any sensation. With adequate anesthesia, a root canal should be no different than a filling.

Contact Our 44022 Dental Clinic

If you have any questions about the root canal process at Chagrin Family Dental Care, please give our 44022 clinic a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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