ROOT CANAL Treatment

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Stress-free, modern root canal treatment from a caring dental team who makes your comfort a priority!

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Root Canal Treatment in Chicago, IL

Our teeth consist of an outer shell of hard dental enamel, with a softer layer called dentin underneath it. Beneath the dentin is a soft tissue called pulp that houses connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. 

Because the pulp is covered by enamel and dentin, it’s normally very well protected. That is until bacteria make their way into the area through a very deep cavity, a fracture, or a hard knock to the tooth and cause an infection. 

Why We Need to Perform a Root Canal

An infected tooth is typically very painful, and if our dentists don’t remove the infection, the pain will continue and worsen. At this point, the only option is to remove the tooth, which is never our first choice.

Missing teeth can have a wide range of oral health consequences, such as bone loss and shifting of surrounding teeth. Root canal treatment allows our dentist to clear the infection, preserve your natural teeth, and restore your oral health. A root canal also involves less discomfort and shorter recovery times than a tooth extraction.

Signs You Might Need Root Canal Treatment

There are several symptoms of an infected or abscessed tooth to look for: 

  • Severe toothache
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • A pimple-like bump on the gum
  • Puffy, red, or swollen gums
  • A bad taste or odor in your mouth

If you notice any of the above signs and think you might have a tooth infection, call our Chicago dental office right away. An infected root canal is an urgent situation that needs to be addressed as soon as possible—not just for your comfort, but for your general health, safety, and well-being.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

We understand that many patients are nervous about root canals, but it’s not a scary procedure. Advances in imaging technology and anesthesia have dramatically improved patient comfort and outcomes, and patients typically feel much better as soon as they finish the procedure. 

We Ensure Your Comfort

If you have dental anxiety, we are pleased to offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation to help you relax throughout the procedure. We also offer neck pillows, blankets, and TVs in our treatment rooms to help you feel at ease and well cared for.

First, our dentist numbs the tooth using a very strong local anesthetic to ensure you won’t feel any pain during your procedure. If you came to us in pain, you will appreciate the immediate relief you feel when the tooth is numb!

Our Skilled Dentists Relieve Your Pain

Next, we access the inside of the pulp chamber through a tiny hole in your tooth. Our dentist efficiently removes the infected pulp tissue using modern rotary endodontic technology. Rotary endodontics makes the procedure much more efficient and comfortable than the time-consuming traditional method of using manual instruments.

After our dentist removes the infection, they fill the cleaned-out pulp chamber with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha, then seal the tooth and place a temporary filling to protect it. 

Most patients experience only minor soreness in the day or two following a root canal, which can be relieved with an OTC pain medication like ibuprofen.

Do You Need an Emergency Root Canal in Chicago, IL?

If you have a throbbing toothache or another symptom, please call Wicker Park Dental Group at (773) 276-5566. We don’t want you to suffer needlessly, and we will arrange to see you the same day. If we can’t complete treatment that day, we will ensure that you’re out of pain and schedule you for our next open appointment.



Dr. Raj

Dr. Raj of Wicker Park Dental Group finished his Advance Education in General Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, where he served as Chief Resident. He received extensive training in implantology and various aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Raj is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is also Invisalign and soft tissue laser certified. His work in full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant placement, and implant-supported dentures gives patients a reason to smile confidently again. Dr. Raj is also a caring, compassionate dentist who also provides safe, comfortable treatment for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.

In his free time, Dr. Raj enjoys walking, hiking, traveling, cooking, and watching movies with his wife and two kids.


Dr. Gopisetty

Dr. Gopisetty is passionate about giving people brighter and healthier smiles through the use of innovative techniques. By investing in the latest technology and training, Dr. Gopisetty and his team are able to provide patients with the highest level of dental care, from preventative to cosmetic.

Advances in technology and techniques allow for specialized services, including cosmetics, Invisalign®, and guided dental implants. In addition, digital dentistry enables him to provide crowns, veneers, and even bridges without goopy impressions. In his free time, Dr. Gopisetty enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Orlando C

“As a person who hates needles and had bad teeth let me tell you how much I hate the dentist office. Some of my experiences have been so painful I wait until I absolutely have no choice before returning. All of that changed with my experience here! The staff top to bottom front house to back room 5 Star amazing. The doctor so kind so patient explained everything in detail a ton of options. And last but not least … but most important to me little to no pain. Thank the heavens for “ these great people” I’m a customer for life and I look forward to better oral health. Sincerely, ( with a tear of joy ) Orlando.”

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