Root Canal Treatment

Save infected teeth with root canal treatment

Save infected teeth with root canal treatment in Chicago, IL

Tooth infections can be incredibly painful and make even the simplest tasks unmanageable. Root canal therapy is a powerful treatment that can prevent tooth loss and get you the relief you need, and thanks to advances in modern dentistry, the procedure is painless. The dentist at Wicker Park Dental Group can help you get the relief you need, and we offer emergency appointments seven days a week.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Missing teeth can have a wide range of consequences for your oral health, such as bone loss and shifting teeth. Root canals allow your dentist to remove decay and clear infection, so you can preserve your natural teeth and restore your oral health. Root canals also have less pain and discomfort and shorter recovery times than a tooth extraction.

It’s understandable to be nervous about a dental procedure, but root canals don’t have to be scary. Advances in imaging technology and anesthesia have greatly improved patient comfort and outcomes, and patients typically feel much better as soon as the procedure is over. For patients with dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry to help them relax throughout the procedure.

What to expect during your procedure ​

During a root canal, your mouth will be numbed, so you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will remove decay from your tooth and enter the canal to remove infected tissue and apply antimicrobial medication to clear the infection. Next, they will fill the canal with a rubber-like putty and build up your tooth structure with a dental filling.

Most patients will require a dental crown to protect their tooth after the root canal. Your dentist will prepare your tooth for the crown by removing some tooth enamel and reshaping it for a tight fit to seal out bacteria. They will take impressions of your mouth to send to the dental lab and place a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the meantime. Once your crown is ready, you can return to the office to check the fit and have it bonded into place. With proper care, you can preserve your natural tooth for years to come and avoid other procedures.

Tooth Infections Require Immediate Treatment

Contact our office today at (773) 276-5566 to schedule a consultation and get the relief you need.

Why People Love Wicker Park Dental Group

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Ryan M
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I went in yesterday due to cavity pain on one of my molars, I was very scared due to Covid-19 and just going to the dentist in general but knew the pain was only going to get worse if I didn't take care of it soon. I ended up needing a temporary crown and will be back in 2 weeks for my permanent crown and some other work. From start to finish everyone in the office made me feel very relaxed, welcomed, and safe. They seem to be taking every precaution for Covid-19 and included a symptom questionnaire before the visit as well as a temperature check prior to being checked in for the appointment. Doctor wore a mask the whole time as well as directed me on when to take mine off and on for his safety. The office was very clean and without dental insurance they clearly laid out my payment options. I'm glad I chose their office during this time and look forward to getting my dental health on track.
Michael C
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Visited due to my dentist not being open after 2pm(???...) so had an emergency and called them up. They took me in within 30 minutes of calling and started the process for a root canal. Came the next day and got second of 3 phases done. One thing, they are open late. Second, the staff is extremely nice and helpful as well as understanding with insurance concerns. The Dr. and assistant were very courteous to my pain needs and did everything they could to alleviate any pain. This is not some scam in an out place. They do take their time. They give you a shot then let you sit and watch tv for a little while to let it come on. So this is not exactly the fastest dentist you will go to if you have work needs. But they are absolutely thorough. They are gentle and caring. I recommend 100%. We all fear the dentist but this is a place that I don't feel judged, they care for my pain, and have a definite plan to get me on the right path.
May B
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I was SO incredibly nervous about having a root canal done because I always really struggle to stay numb during dental procedures. I am such a baby that I am more scared of tooth procedures than I am of actual surgery... I talked to the docs at Wicker Park Dental and they worked with me to make sure I was comfortable the entire time, and they really made sure I was at ease. I had less pain with this root canal than I've had in the past with even small cavities, and I'm so thankful that they listened to my concerns and helped get me taken care of! Everyone inside was incredibly nice, they checked on me constantly and adjusted any time I needed anything, and the office is clean and beautiful. Highly, highly recommend!