Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity as the first indications of a problem.  However, inside a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess. 

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

Procedure

Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection. If necessary, the drilled hole is temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a crown.

Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.

Our Location

West Fullerton Avenue, Beat 2515, Belmont Cragin, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60647, United States of America

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Location

Monday:

12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "This dental practice has it all, from great customer service to top of the line technology, I’ve been going to them for years, I had a tooth ache over the weekend, called Monday to set an appointment and they were able to accommodate me first thing in the morning the next day, Dr Guzman and all her staff and amazingly friendly and explain you every step of the process they are about to perform. Definitely recommend it to family and friends."
    Uriel N.
  • "Staff was always extremely friendly and helpful with questions. Dentist explained every step of every visit. Highly recommended."
    Rudy G.
  • "Sam and Dr.Fidel are wonderful! I enjoy going to get my teeth cleaned. The office is clean and newly renovated. They make the experience very comfortable."
    Lauren H.
  • "I originally had an appointment at another dentist office this morning, but due to snow and traffic they cancelled my appointment so called around to different offices for a Saturday appointment. Initially I was told that I could only have a ortho consult for Invisalign done today but somehow the amazing team here was able to fit me in for a cleaning, x-rays and take care of all of my dental needs and questions in the same day at the last minute. Thanks for taking great care of me today!"
    Jeremiah B.
  • "Alma is the best! She is everything I was looking for...very knowledgeable, patient and caring! Dr. Guzman was amazing. All staff members are very professional, to say the least. I am extremely satisfied with my new dental office. :)"
    Rocio C.
  • "There is no better dentist than Dr Guzman. The staff and everyone at A Brush Above is always amazing, kind and helpful. Samantha is the best hygienist I've ever gone to. I love going to the dentist, because of A Brush Above!!! Highly recommended!"
    Laura P.