Root Canal

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were pulled. But today, a tooth can be saved through root canal therapy.

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.

Cleveland Root Canal Dentist

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.

Root Canal Dentistry Cleveland

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.

Root Canal Specialist Cleveland

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.

See Why Our Customers Love Us!


In our 36 years of business we have never had an unsatisfied client. Most of our clients love our no wait policy where you don’t wait in our waiting room to see a dentist when you have scheduled an appoint. We have also helped save thousands of patients from making the unnecessary decision to have their teeth pulled or to have dentures put in. Our philosophy of keeping your smile natural and healthy has helped serve the Greater Cleveland Community for decades.

Dr. Smilovits and his staff are extremely warm and welcoming. They are extremely prompt and attentive to any concerns you may have. They explain everything to you during each step of your appointment. Everyone you encounter has an exceptional bedside manner. I am very pleased and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a dentist.

- Rebecca Waters

I've had nothing but positive experiences at Dr. Smilovits' office. The business hours are convenient and appointments flexible. And the procedures are prompt and pain-free.

- Steve Beakes

Just went to Peter Smilovits' office and I had the best experience!! Like most people, I hate going to the dentist and have terrible anxiety when it comes to getting work done. I told the hygienist, Danny, how nervous I was and he was amazing with my cleaning! He explained everything during the process and was just so sweet and the Dr. also came in just to check on me and make sure I was doing okay.

This was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had at the dentist! I fully trust these people with my teeth and can’t wait to go back. 10/10 would recommend!!

- Tori Daddario

Dr. Smilovits and his staff offer excellent service at a very fair price. I have never needed the rescue squad after I got my bill. His years of experience are evident as soon as you see how thorough and painless his service is.

His staff is very efficient as well and everyone is very nice and makes you feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks to all for a great experience.

- Rich Mastnardo

Going to the Dentist always makes me nervous.  Today I went to Dr. Smilovits; he talked with me about options for my teeth while making me feel comfortable.  He even told jokes to lighten the mood.  

Anna did an amazing job on my teeth and now I simply cannot stop smiling! I am 100% satisfied with the entire experience and had multiple people already asking who I went to after seeing my results

- Missi B.

Dr. Smilovits and his entire staff were very kind and accommodating.  He did an excellent job of explaining and fixing the problem I was having and at a great price.  

This was the first time I had been there on my sister's recommendation and I will most definitely return for any future needs.

- Lisa Sparenga

Dr. Smilovits DDS has been performing dental procedures for over 40 years, serving Northeast Ohio suburbs including: Beachwood, Chagrin, Solon, Mayfield, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Chesterland, Chardon, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Pepper Pike, Gates Mills, Bay Village, Rocky River, Strongsville, Parma, Lakewood, Hudson, Willoughby, Hunting Valley, Woodmere, Twinsburg, Moreland Hills and Cleveland Heights area.

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The certified dentists at Smilovits DDS are experienced in performing a variety of dental procedures that will improve your oral health and keep your smile looking its best.