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.
"Walk in, quick consult eval & tooth out; walk out. Done. Went to work next day. No problem."- A.S. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2018
"Dr. Nierzwicki and his team were exceptional, professional, and compassionate. I was told about Dr. Nierzwicki from a friend and went for my wisdom teeth extractions. I was called in for the dimensional x-ray and was then taken to the consulting room. My vitals were taken and then I waited for Dr. Nierzwicki to explain my options. He explained the risks of the surgery and provided all the information I needed. I was given the option to remove my wisdom teeth that same day with only local anesthesia, so I went ahead and did it. The staff and Dr. Nierzwicki made me feel very comfortable. I was given instructions on how to take the medications, what to expect, and how to care for my incisions. The surgery only took a few minutes but it went smoothly as Dr. Nierzwicki would walk me through every single step he was doing. This made me feel very comfortable and less anxious. If you need to remove your wisdom teeth or need any dental surgeries, I recommend coming here."- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2018
"Went for a tooth extraction yesterday. Everyone was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and the procedure itself was quick and painless. All options were thoroughly explained to me and the facility was very clean. Definitely would recommend!"- A.L. / Facebook / Feb 16, 2018
"Excellent Service....Great staff...but the Dr.... Oh the Doc is a charm. I was petrified having to get a bottom wisdom removed..the extraction took a good 5 minutes and i was up and out....truthfully I am very glad I found Millenium Surgical after my original surgeon had to take emergency medical leave..I am very satisfied and will return.."- G.R. / Facebook / Jan 31, 2018
"Great experience. I was referred to Dr. Nierzwicki from my dentist Dr. Lopez (Pure Dental) for an extraction and implant. Dr. Bart was terrific- He is very talented and I felt 0 pain. State of the art facility as well."- D.N. / Yelp / Jan 13, 2018
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.