Apicoectomy | Chicago, IL

Why would I need Endodontic Surgery?

Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend apical surgery.

Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy, or root-end resection.

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What is an Apicoectomy?

The video above illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed, along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.

To find out if endodontic surgery would benefit you, or to make a consultation appointment, please call our office: Endodontic Specialty Care Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.

Apical Surgery Reviews Chicago IL

Check back soon for testimonials from our patients about their experience with Endodontic Specialty Care. If you wish to share your own experience, visit our Write a Review page. You may also read or leave a patient review for our practice on our Google listing.

Endodontic Specialty Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 198 Apicoectomy reviews

Patient Testimonial by Brian O

I was referred by my dentist and needed an appointment quickly as I was traveling out of town for vacation. Initially there were no appointments within the time I needed. I thanked Joanna for her time but would have to go elsewhere. Within 30 minutes Joanna called me to fill in when there was a cancellation.. Very friendly and professional office. Immaculately clean

- Brian O

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Patient Testimonial by Arlene K

Great treatment

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Patient Testimonial by Randall J

Excellent visit

- Randall J

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Patient Testimonial by Hasnija H

Easy scheduling - very good explanation of insurance and what do I have to pay. Root canal procedure went smooth and Dr. Nowak explained everything.

- Hasnija H

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Patient Testimonial by James T

I like the way they treated me.

- James T

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Patient Testimonial by Catherine D

Schedulling the appointment was fast. I was nervous at first but the staff and Dr. Nowak made sure I felt comfortable during the root canal therapy. I will definitely return and recommend this location.

- Catherine D

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Patient Testimonial by Bobby S

Very professional and courteous staff. They come highly recommended!!!!

- Bobby S

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Patient Testimonial by Daniella Swanson A

Dr. Nowak and his staff are extremely professional and caring. I have high anxiety and they were very supportive and sensitive, so much so I didn’t even have to take my medication!

- Daniella Swanson A

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Patient Testimonial by Barbara M

Doctor John Novak and his staff were wonderful from the beginning of this procedure to the end.l had no pain during and after surgery. Excellent work doc. I will highly recommend this place. Thank you so much to all of you

- Barbara M

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Patient Testimonial by Ron J

Thank You

- Ron J

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Patient Testimonial by Gloria R

Good experience

- Gloria R

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Patient Testimonial by Marcel K

Great experience had many worries but went great

- Marcel K

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Patient Testimonial by Kenneth I

The root canal was completely painless!!! My worries were a waste of time!!! THANK YOU DR. NOWAK!!!

- Kenneth I

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Patient Testimonial by Domenick D

Dr. Nowak was recommended by my dentist and he was wonderful. Thank you!

- Domenick D

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Patient Testimonial by David F

The doc has a really good toothside manner. Calm, kind, focused, communicative, genuinely interested in his patients. And he did great work. He was highly recommended to me for good reason.

- David F

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Patient Testimonial by Rich K

Awesome Dr!! Very kind and professional. Amazing experience compared to prior treatment elsewhere...

- Rich K

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Patient Testimonial by Jeremy H

This was the first time I needed a root canal procedure and I was expecting the worst, but this was the best experience. No pain during the procedure, and no pain after the novacain wore off. Dr Nowak was professional, efficient, and the staff was great as well. Don't fear a root canal by Dr Nowak! Highly recommended!

- Jeremy H

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Patient Testimonial by Sandra V

Dr. Novak was great he pushed thru and got me done in one visit.

- Sandra V

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Patient Testimonial by Michael O

Excellent experience and I'm a wimp at dentists. The staff and Dr are above and beyond expectations.

- Michael O

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Patient Testimonial by Jimmy O

Very nice staff.

- Jimmy O

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