Root Canal Therapy | Chicago, IL

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

At the center of your tooth is pulp. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth.

Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.

Are You Seeking Relief From A Sensitive or Painful Tooth?

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Root Canal Therapy

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.

This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated.

You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after treatment?

Animated illustration of a tooth after endodontic treatmentWhen your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office.

Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond.

To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Call for further information, or to make a Consultation appointment: Endodontic Specialty Care Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.


Patient Reviews: Root Canal Therapy

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your root canal experience with Endodontic Specialty Care. Call our office if you would like more information: Endodontic Specialty Care Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.

Endodontic Specialty Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 178 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Arlene K

Great treatment

- Arlene K

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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 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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Patient Testimonial by Laura G

Great location, painless procedure and wonderful doctor and staff!

- Laura G

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Patient Testimonial by Lee G

Everybody involved with this procedure was communicative, positive, and showed patience and care with the root canal and preceding paperwork. Dr Medina and staff performed beyond my expectations.

- Lee G

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