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18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 771-1460

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18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

 Call Dr. Jost at 313-802-1460 if you are an established patient with an emergency. Thank you.

Dr. Jost has been my family's dentist for the past 25 years. His professionalism and care have been outstanding! I have sent many friends and family to him, and no one has been disappointed. He is gentle, kind, considerate and delivers excellent dental care. -  Bonnie
Clinton Twp, M

Most people say they HAVE to go to the dentist. My husband and I both LIKE to go! After 30 some years, we consider Dr. Jost and his staff part of our family. Whenever we have an "emergency," Dr. Jost makes time for us. To anyone looking for a dentist - give Dr. Jost a try. You won't be disappointed, and your smile will thank you.  Go Red Wings!

- Jeff & Debbie, Centerline, MI

Posts for: December, 2021

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
December 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

There are sections inside your tooth that can get infected and cause long-lasting pain and irritation throughout your entire mouth. When left untreated, it can cause problems not only in your mouth but even in the rest of your body. It’s important to be able to identify your symptoms and realize when you may need to see your dentist for a root canal. Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, can explain when root canal treatment is necessary and the symptoms that you should be looking out for.

Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

If you’ve heard rumors about root canals being painful and scary, you don’t have to fear any longer! Root canal treatment from your dentist in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, is actually designed to rid your tooth of pain, rather than cause it. When the inside of your tooth is infected, a root canal is the only way to clear the infection and get your smile healthy and functional again.

Some common signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Sensitive gums
  • Pain when pressure is applied
  • Pus in between the gums and tooth
  • Redness and tenderness
  • Consistent pain
  • Swollen gums

If you start experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, it’s important that you visit your dentist as soon as possible to determine if you need a root canal. The sooner you receive treatment, the easier it will be treated and the sooner that you’ll be free of any pain you may be experiencing!

Contact Your Dentist Today!

It’s important that you can identify symptoms that indicate that you may need a root canal. Contact Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, to learn more about root canal treatment and how it can save your smile. Call for more information today at (586) 771-1460.

Dr. Jost

Peter Jost, DDS, PC

Dr. Jost is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he received first- rate training in all aspects of general dentistry.  In 1983

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