Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal is needed when tooth decay has infected the root of the tooth and is causing a patient unnecessary pain. You may experience toothache pain when drinking or eating extremely hot or cold food or liquids, have pain throughout your mouth, or be generally sensitive to pressure on your tooth. When these symptoms occur, people want the pain relieved as soon as possible.

It's necessary to have a root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns or a crack or chip in the tooth.

A root canal, also known as endodontic treatments, is a procedure in which the infected pulp of a tooth is removed, and the tooth is then disinfected and filled or sealed to prevent any further issues.


Smilovits DDS has served the Cleveland area for over 30 years and has performed thousands of successful root canals. We aim to make the procedure quick and painless and will not only relieve your constant pain but will be able to save your tooth from having to be removed. A cracked tooth, deep decay, or a faulty crown may be the reason for your infection, and if left untreated will only worsen, resulting in the need for tooth extraction.

Something as simple as nerve damage beneath the tooth’s surface or prolonged sensitivity can mean a root canal is needed to prevent total tooth removal. Our dentists can recognize that a decaying or chipped tooth can be indicative of a larger problem. No matter what your health concern, Smilovits DDS can help. We provide a variety of dental services to meet your oral health needs including root canals.

How to Find a Great Dentist for Root Canals

Dentists performing a root canal must have the proper tools and a positive reputation for successfully completing complex dental procedures.

The most common fear among patients in need of a root canal is if the procedure will be painful. You need a dentist who will complete the procedure while making you as comfortable as possible.

A professional dental office will have anesthesia and other tools to ensure the root canal is as painless as possible. Smilovits DDS works to treat a root canal in as quick and comfortable a manner as possible. Advanced tools are needed to treat teeth and gums and root canals not only require the removal of infection but a fill and seal on the tooth to prevent further problems.


Your experienced dentist should be able to explain the care regimen following the procedure. Regular checkups to ensure fillings remain strong are necessary and teeth must be taken care of as the other parts of the mouth.

Our dentists used the most advanced tools to perform procedures and will move forward with a root canal only after it has been decided that it is the best course of treatment. Dentists should have a reputation of being reliable and professional either through word of mouth or through visible reviews. Smilovits DDS has many testimonials from satisfied patients who received quality service.

Why Choose Smilovits DDS for My Root Canal?

We perform root canals regularly and have over 30 years of experience working with patients to alleviate their tooth pain and restore their oral health. Our dentists are members of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and work to improve the condition of your teeth and gums.

Smilovits DDS puts the patient first by finding the right treatment plan for you and offering 24/7 emergency service.

We perform dental procedures only after each patient has seen a written and mutually agreed-upon treatment plan. If you have been told that you must have all your teeth pulled out and make dentures, we will offer a second opinion and ensure we examine every other possible treatment method, whether it be a root canal or a crown.


Smilovits DDS offers same-day appointments and new patients receive a consultation, new patient exam, and an x-ray for just $99. Our doctors see one patient at a time so they can give their full attention to your oral health needs. With 24/7 emergency care we are available to treat your dental condition and reduce your pain as soon as possible.

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