Root Canal Treatment in Des Plaines, IL

At Healthy Dental Center, Dr. James Cho, DDS and Dr. Erin Cho, DMD regularly perform root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, in order to remove infections and save teeth.

Our philosophy is that the tooth should always attempt to be saved, if treatable. 

If you are currently in pain, please call the office right away. We have emergency dentists available to assist you. 

We can complete the procedure and work to keep patients comfortable. Root canals are a common procedure. If you live in the Des Plaines, Niles, or Glenview and are currently experiencing tooth pain, we invite you to call (847) 390-5800 to schedule an appointment.

What to expect from a root canal procedure

  • Root canal treatment typically takes 2-3 visits 

  • You will be given local anesthetic which will last 6-8 hours so that it is painless the whole day

  • You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure except during administration of local anesthetic

  • The root canal will be cleaned with various instruments and solutions, while you are wearing a Rubber Dam. This protects your tooth from harmful bacteria in your mouth. 

  • You can expect the procedure to take about 60-90 minutes

  • While root canals have a bad reputation, they are very comfortable, straightforward, and overall painless

Microscope Root Canal Therapy

All Root Canal Therapy is performed under magnification. An option is available for treatment using a dental microscope. The use of a microscope facilitates the overall root canal treatment process because endodontists have extremely close up view of the situation. The reason why microscope use is critical is that the canals in a tooth often have more than one central channel and do not always run straight. High magnification is needed to cleanse these canal spaces thoroughly. By magnifying vision up to 25 times that of the naked eye and illuminating the area, the microscope improves diagnosis and treatment and results in superior care for patients.