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.
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"The office was very clean and they made my procedure fast and painless. Highly highly recommend. Staff made me feel comfortable and they explained everything In Great detail. Thank you!"- A.O. / Facebook / Oct 27, 2017
"I'm terrified when it comes to anything to do with teeth. I have walked out on dentist mid-procedure! My experience with Dr. Nierzwicki was so stress free, informative, professional and polite I forgot I was there to have a tooth/root removal. Thank you very much Dr. Nierzwicki and staff."- C.H. / Facebook / Oct 09, 2017
"I was referred by my dentist, Dr. Schubert, for an highly unusual situation with a broken root. The surgery was under an hour, and it worked out perfectly, I didn't have to have the tooth removed! Very happy with the results, just waiting on the healing process and going back to my dentist in a few weeks!"- P.D. / Facebook / Oct 02, 2017
"Such a professional office! The staff and the doctor are excellent, they take care of the patient so well. My treatment went so well, I was even amazed at how I didn’t even have any kind of side effects or pain. I totally recommend 100% this office!"- D.M. / Facebook / Oct 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.