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.
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail the procedure, gave me a prescription to help with the dental anxiety and the next day completed the extraction in a matter of minutes with no issues whatsoever. I am so grateful to have used his services. Once I left the consultation, I was actually looking forward to getting the procedure done. He listened to my concerns, addressed them thoroughly with his thoughtful bedside manner. His staff was also exceptional. The facility is clean and modern. I felt no pain or anxiety. If I have any future oral surgery needs, I will never go anywhere else but to Millennium Surgical. A week later, I am healing nicely and have had no pain just the normal discomfort which comes from an extraction. Hands down the best oral surgeon in the area."- V.Y. / Yelp / Jun 07, 2018
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail..."- V.Y. / Yahoo / Jun 07, 2018
"They are wonderful, caring people. I had a panic attack and the nurses sat with me and calmed me down. They are dedicated to their work, and makes sure their clients leave with a smile."- T.N. / Facebook / Jun 04, 2018
"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
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.