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Is a root canal specialist your best choice in Chicago, IL?

Best Root Canal Specialist in Chicago IL

A root canal can save your natural tooth, when the only other alternative would be extraction. The need for root canal therapy may develop gradually, or an acute toothache and abscess could happen fast. The team at Big Smile Dental hopes you never have this experience. However, it doesn’t hurt to give a little thought, in advance, to whether a root canal specialist in Chicago, IL is your best choice in that situation. The endodontist An endodontist is a dentist who has taken at least two years of training, beyond dental school, focused entirely on diagnosing dental pain and performing … Continue reading

Chicago dentist dispels myths and answers, “Why does my tooth hurt after a root canal?”’

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Trust Big Smile Dental when the team says root canals are not a source of pain, but rather a way to relieve pain. This statement gets to the root of the biggest misconceptions about this common therapy. Root canal treatment is often the only way to save a badly damaged or infected tooth. By the time treatment from your experienced Chicagoland dentist is sought, you may be in severe pain. The pain is due to an infection that has progressed to the delicate center of the tooth or pulp. ABC’s of root canal therapy Generally, treatment is designed to remove … Continue reading

Fear not! The Root Canal procedure is easy with your Chicago Dentist

There are some dental procedures that are viewed in a positive light, even if one would prefer to avoid them. There are others, like the good old root canal, which has simply gotten a bad rap. Dentists do not perform root canal therapy as some kind of punishment. This procedure is actually very beneficial and – lo’ and behold – painless! Many of the patients who receive this treatment in our Chicago dental practice are surprised to learn that what they had always believed about root canal therapy is simply not true. Even better than being a painless procedure in … Continue reading

Makeovers and reasons to smile

Do you avoid looking in mirrors, eating out, or speaking in public? Do you cover your mouth when you smile, and keep your lips closed tight when there is a camera around? Do you simply hate your teeth? Well, maybe they don’t like you much either.   Your hair gets its special day at the salon, and your skin gets all kinds of fancy creams. The kitchen got a new coat of paint, and the car got some wax. Yet your poor teeth just sit there, accumulating stains, decaying, and mourning their lost friends. They are treated like outcasts, hidden … Continue reading

Your smile holds the wisdom of regenerative medicine

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing wisdom of regenerative medicine

We hear a lot about stem cell research in the news today, but the subject is still hazy for most people. Stem cells are not yet programmed for muscle, bone, cartilage, or other specialized uses. By watching stem cells develop, researchers learn how these tissues grow. That knowledge builds an understanding of how to guide the body into producing healthy cells to replace diseased ones. Your wisdom teeth could play an important role. About 65 percent of the global population develops wisdom teeth, the four “third molars” furthest back in the mouth. It is believed that the other 35 percent … Continue reading

What can I expect from a root canal treatment?

The 411 on dentistry’s most feared treatment While it is unfounded, our society has spread a dread of root canal therapy. The root canal’s bad reputation is perpetuated in large part by a lack of understanding. Let’s demystify with a few simple answers. Why is a root canal needed? When a tooth has a microscopic crack, is broken, or has a large area of decay, infection may reach the pulp chamber inside the root. That inflames the nerve and causes acute pain, sometimes accompanied by facial swelling and tender gums.Root canal therapy saves the tooth, usually avoiding the need for … Continue reading



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