Your Root Canal Treatment Dentist in Parma, OH

At Jordan M. Job DDS, we recognize that patients may endure tooth pain but prefer to avoid extraction or specialist referrals unless absolutely necessary. We strive to provide in-house root canal therapy, ensuring our patients can save their teeth and alleviate pain without the need for external specialists.

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Root Canals Save Teeth

If Dr. Job suggests a root canal, it’s due to an infection or deep inflammation within your tooth. While the idea of a root canal may not be appealing, we ensure that the procedure is seamless and pain-free. It is the only way to save an infected tooth and alleviate your pain. Dr. Job’s mentor emphasized that sometimes preserving the natural tooth with a root canal is the best dental implant.

If you’re experiencing pain and suspect a root canal infection, please contact our Parma, OH dental office. We provide emergency dentistry and aim to see you promptly to relieve your pain and salvage your tooth if possible.

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Why Is My Tooth Infected?

Deep within your tooth lies dental pulp, a substance comprising nerves, blood supply, and tissue that nourishes and sustains your tooth’s health. When dental decay penetrates the dental pulp or there’s nerve exposure to the oral environment, bacteria can enter the pulp chamber, leading to severe dental pulpitis or even a dental infection. Some symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • excruciating toothAn excruciating toothache (is it keeping you up at night?)
  • sensitivityExtreme sensitivity to touch or temperature (hot or cold)
  • inflamationInflammation or swelling around a tooth (pulpitis, infection)
  • bump in gumsA bump, abscess or spot on your gums
  • tooth discolorationTooth discoloration
  • bad breathBad breath or a bad taste in your mouth (halitosis)

Should you encounter any of these symptoms, please contact us promptly. We understand your hesitation, but an infected or abscessed tooth can rapidly escalate into a serious, even life-threatening situation without prompt treatment. Rest assured, Dr. Job ensures that he dedicates the necessary time and care to ensure your appointment is pain-free.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Your comfort is our top priority, beginning with the application of potent local anesthetics to numb your tooth and provide immediate relief from any toothache, ensuring a pain-free procedure. Following that, Dr. Job will access the inside of your tooth, removing the infected pulp, filling the roots with sterile material, and placing a temporary filling to safeguard the tooth during the healing process.

It’s normal to experience some soreness in the day or two following the procedure as your tooth heals. Over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol or Advil are recommended for relief as needed. If pain worsens or you have any questions, feel free to contact our Parma, OH dental office promptly. Dr. Job and his supportive dental team are here for you both before and after your root canal.  Dr. Job consistently follows up with his patients after treatment, ensuring that you understand he is here to support you at every stage of your dental care journey.

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled in approximately two weeks, during which Dr. Job will place a final filling or dental crown to provide support and protection for the tooth, allowing you to resume chewing comfortably.

If You’re in Pain,
Call Us So We Can Help

If you have severe tooth pain or another symptom listed above and suspect it’s a root infection, please call our Parma, OH dental office as soon as possible. The sooner we see you, the faster we can get you out of pain, and the better our chances of saving your tooth.

Contact Jordan M. Job DDS for prompt relief and treatment. If we can’t complete your root canal the same day, we will get you out of pain and ensure that your situation is stable until our next available appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's involved with getting a root canal?

Root canals have earned an undeserved reputation for being a complex or painful procedure when the truth is that they’re neither. The root canal procedure isn’t much more complicated than filling a tooth, and since we perform it under local anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain.

Why We Recommend a Root Canal
If Dr. Job recommends a root canal, it’s because bacteria has entered the pulp deep inside your tooth, causing an abscess or infection that he needs to remove. The only other option is to extract the infected tooth, which is never our choice if there’s an alternative to save it.

Your Comfort Matters to Us
Before treatment begins, Dr. Job gently numbs the tooth he’s treating so you won’t feel any pain. He then accesses the inside of your tooth and carefully and methodically removes every trace of infection. After he cleans out the canals, he places a biocompatible material inside them, seals the tooth, and places a temporary filling for protection as the tooth heals.

Root canals are not painful; it’s the infection inside your tooth that causes extreme discomfort, not the procedure. If you come to us because of a severe toothache, you’ll feel a wave of relief as soon as Dr. Job numbs your tooth.

Comfortable Root Canals in Parma, OH
If you have symptoms like jaw pain, an excruciating toothache, or swollen gums, please call us. These are all signs of an infected tooth, and it’s crucial for your oral and general health to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Call our Parma, OH dental office today to schedule an appointment so we can help you get out of pain.

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