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?
When 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 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 Phone Number 773-792-2369.
Endodontic Specialty Care
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
Patient Testimonial by Sandra V
Dr. Novak was great he pushed thru and got me done in one visit.
- Sandra V
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
Patient Testimonial by Jimmy O
Very nice staff.
- Jimmy O
Patient Testimonial by Laura G
Great location, painless procedure and wonderful doctor and staff!
- Laura G
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
Patient Testimonial by Frank F
- Frank F
Patient Testimonial by Carmen A
- Carmen A
Patient Testimonial by Kari Ann S
I can’t express enough what a great experience this was…..having a two part root canal is not what anyone wants….Dr Nowak and his team are kind, confident and created a calm environment when I was in horrific pain. I would highly rec Dr Nowak. The great experience starts and the front desk and follow through your entire treatment time.
- Kari Ann S
Patient Testimonial by Mark M
Many thanks to Dr. Nowak and staff, you are all top notch. The root canal therapy was painless, so glad that I didn't go anywhere else.
- Mark M
Patient Testimonial by Mark M
Many thanks to Dr. Nowak and the staff, you are all are top notch. The root canal therapy was painless, so glad that I didn't go anywhere else.
- Mark M
Patient Testimonial by agnieszka g
I usually feel pain no matter how much lidocaine i get, but Dr Medina made sure I was numb enough to go tru with it. She talked to me what she was doing step by step and it really went smooth.
- agnieszka g
Patient Testimonial by Yvett M
- Yvett M
Patient Testimonial by Jonathan T
I had a painful flare up in between appointments and was taken care of right away. The procedure was pretty much painless because of the great work done by the Dr. and staff.
- Jonathan T
Patient Testimonial by Scott M
Very knowledgeable and caring
- Scott M
Patient Testimonial by Patricia W
Clean, courteous and professional!
- Patricia W
Patient Testimonial by Wajeeh B
The Doctor was the best Ive ever had! I felt no pain and she and her assistant were very friendly and walked me through the whole procedure! Thanks for making this so easy for me!
- Wajeeh B
Patient Testimonial by Genaro V
Dr.Medina was awesome!
- Genaro V
Patient Testimonial by Olivia K
My experience with Dr. Nowak’s office was absolutely amazing! From scheduling me in promptly after experiencing horrible tooth sensitivity from cracking my tooth to the painless root canal procedure, I highly recommend this office. The staff was welcoming from the moment I walked in and Dr. Medina kept me informed throughout the entire procedure and continually checked in on me to make sure I was comfortable. I appreciate their professionalism and highly recommend their services!
- Olivia K
Patient Testimonial by Kathy M
He was recommended by my dentist. They were able to get me in quickly and the whole process was quick and no pain!
- Kathy M