Hearing the words, "You need a root canal," can seem to make you feel as uncomfortable as the tooth condition itself. However, this doesn't have to be the case. Surgical endodontics can be performed by our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, at his office in Chicago, IL, with a caring and compassionate staff, who are highly trained in IV sedation and other forms of anesthesia. The root canal and pulp chamber of the tooth contain the soft tissue, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, which can be exposed with an incision by our surgeon. Dr. Nierzwicki will remove the damaged area of the tooth, disinfect the remaining tooth, suture the gum line, and fill the hole. Dr. Nierzwicki sees patients of all ages to treat the pulp inside of the tooth when it becomes inflamed or infected and causes great discomfort. With a referral from your dentist, you can call our team at Millennium Surgical, and schedule your first appointment to be assessed for your surgical root canal.
"Great surgeon and the staff amazing, made me feel very comfortable and answer all my questions, I'll definitely recommend family and friends"- J.M. / Facebook / Sep 17, 2017
"The staff is extremely respectful and knowledgeable. Both the doctor and assistants provided me with information that was easy to understand regarding the procedure. I can not express just how satisfied I am with my experience."- A.R. / Facebook / Sep 12, 2017
"I came to Millenium Surgical to get my wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Nierzwicki was great and made me feel very comfortable being put to sleep with anesthesia. Not only did that, but he took the time to explain all my options and then the entire procedure and answer ALL of my questions before hand. After the procedure, Dr. Nierzwicki called to check up and see how I was feeling. I felt so at ease from start to finish during the entire processes. The entire staff was very kind and helpful, from Kenya to Maggie. Highly recommend!!"- S.S. / Facebook / Sep 07, 2017
"I was referred by a friend to Dr. Cienawa who then referred me to Dr. Bart - the same day - to have my two bottom wisdom teeth removed. As I have never had even a stitch before in my life, I was nervous about being put to sleep, etc. (especially after the horror stories everyone tell you about getting their wisdom teeth removed!). Dr. Bart led the consultation along with Kenia and went over other options where I could stay awake. Honestly, I think that took more time than the... actual extraction itself! The consultation was thorough and helpful, so when I made the decision it was all green lights. I was truly taken care of - and last minute, which I so appreciate, and was able to not be put to sleep, and still be pain free. I appreciate also the woman who walked me through the billing process and (this is on my insurance more than the practice) while it was a hefty upfront cost, I am pleased with the decision I made (they even gave me a shirt!) because I was able to still enjoy my Labor Day weekend up in Michigan! I would highly recommend this place due to the professional demeanor of the office, the staff, and the doctor. Thank you!"- J.W. / Facebook / Sep 05, 2017
"Very professional place and friendly. I recommend many friends to go there!"- M.R. / Facebook / Sep 02, 2017
Reasons for Treatment
The reason why a root canal might be performed by an oral surgeon instead of by a general dentist at the dentist's office is that sometimes a dentist will refer the patient if he or she thinks the tooth is in need of a more aggressive treatment. It can also be due to the fact that an incision in the gum line is needed to repair the damaged tooth.
During the Procedure
Our surgeon will use the anesthesia method agreed upon during the treatment planning session for your comfort. The surgeon will prep the tooth and pulp for removal. This procedure may require an apicoectomy, which is an incision in the gum tissue to uncover the inflamed tissue and bone for removal. To prevent infection, the surgeon will insert a root-end filling and suture up the gum. A crown, bridge, or denture will be placed to fill and shield the recovering area.
Please know that the root canal surgical procedure will result in some amount of pain and swelling until the incision is healed. We recommend over-the-counter pain medication, but if the pain is severe, please call and follow up with the surgeon.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Days
- Post-op Follow-up
- As Needed
- Procedure Recovery Location
Heal & Restore
Our oral surgery practice has professionally trained nurses, and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can treat your painful, damaged teeth with endodontic surgery. Your dentist may have referred you for a root canal, and our esteemed team can help prevent inevitable dental problems in the future, and stop the pain today. To keep your teeth strong, call our office today for a consultation.