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.
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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.
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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: Chicago Endontist Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.
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Patient Testimonial by Ruth R
Great Doctor and great services. Front desk person was attentive to my needs. Thank you.
- Ruth R
Patient Testimonial by Ivette
Special off the top Staff and Doctor tops in their field Cleaned office, friendly Environment Easy to get to area with plenty of parking Care was gentle and was explained throughout the process
Patient Testimonial by TERRY A
they almost make me wish I had another tooth ache. I was well taken care of and the person who worked the phones was a super-person juggling all those calls and still being informative and polite. Doc came to me recommended and he earned the recommendation. As far as the super-person is concerned, I would have said Supergirl but i guess that would be politically incorrect ... so i won't say that.
- TERRY A
Patient Testimonial by Esther N
- Esther N
Patient Testimonial by Pamela B
After hearing root canal horror stories, I was prepared for the worse. But this experience was the total opposite. There was the initial gentle mild discomfort I expect with all dental procedures. Dr Medina described each action and my follow up care. Over all a wonderful experience considering what you may have heard about root canals. I did take a pain killer that night prophylactically, but don’t feel it was actually necessary. I can not express how pleased I am with this practice. They are beyond what I ever would have asked for. This is the very first glowing review I’ve ever given.
- Pamela B
Patient Testimonial by Michael O
The doctor and his entire staff were top notch. Everyone in the office were very professional and set me at ease during my procedure. I'm very grateful for them fitting me in, in an emergency situation. I would highly recommend this doctor.
- Michael O
Patient Testimonial by Gwen W
Easy to schedule appointment. Welcoming and friendly staff. Excellent and professional care. Highly recommended.
- Gwen W
Patient Testimonial by ANNIE B
Great service. Staff was very professional. Dentist was also very professional, explained every steps throughout the procedure. Great !! Felt very comfortable.
- ANNIE B
Patient Testimonial by Steph S
Painless procedure and a pleasant atmosphere in the office. Highly recommended!
- Steph S
Patient Testimonial by Clint J
This was my first root canal, the whole process was easy and PAINLESS!
- Clint J
Patient Testimonial by Cynthia D
- Cynthia D
Patient Testimonial by Mardee M
Dr Nowak and his staff were fantastic. The procedure was painless. All my questions were addressed and answered. The office and treatment rooms are clean and modern.
- Mardee M
Patient Testimonial by Janet E
WIsh I had discovered Dr Nowak sooner! He was very helpful & informative. He saved me from a costly root canal & re-crowning of a tooth that cannot be saved.
- Janet E
Patient Testimonial by Janet N
Staff was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Doctor was expert in work that I needed and relieved the pain I was having. Billing was complete by the time I was done and billing staff very knowledgeable about what needed to be done to get me out the door without any follow up insurance questions.
- Janet N
Patient Testimonial by Douglas G
Felt very comfortable and i was explained every step of the procedure. Hoping I never need a root canal again, but if I do, I'd go back here
- Douglas G
Patient Testimonial by Wesly B
Great Office !
- Wesly B
Patient Testimonial by John C
Very good Dentist and staff...
- John C
Patient Testimonial by Annie R
I am very happy with the dental work. The dentist and staff are very friendly and helpful!
- Annie R
Patient Testimonial by Chris A
Great experience! Was referred by my dentist and seen the same day. Minimal discomfort during the procedure(amazing experience considering the root canal horror stories), walked out that day pain free and still no pain. Thank you!!!
- Chris A
Patient Testimonial by Gregory L
Very professional and friendly setting. Excellent all the way around.
- Gregory L