Professional Root Canals in Chicago, IL

If you want to save your natural teeth and prevent unnecessary extractions of tooth replacement, a root canal may be the best option for you. The dental experts at West Town Dental Care specialize in root canal procedures and services that will prevent your teeth from extensive and irreparable damage.

There are more than 15 million root canals performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common dental procedures. Root canals are used to treat severely decayed or infected teeth.

The inside of a tooth contains a soft material called the pulp, which is a nerve that allows the tooth to feel sensations. If the exterior of a tooth becomes damaged to the point where the pulp is exposed, an infection may occur.

Symptoms of a root canal infection include swelling of the gums and face, increased sensitivity to temperature, and severe toothache. If left untreated, the infection can result in abscesses and ultimately, tooth loss.

To save the structure of the tooth, your dentist at West Town Dental Care will remove the pulp and clean the inside of your tooth. As the only purpose of the nerve is to provide sensory experience, its removal will not affect the normal function of your tooth. The cavity is then sealed with a dental filling to prevent further damage.

If you are experiencing a severe toothache or sensitivity, call us immediately for emergency treatment.

Why You May Need a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, infected, or dies. The pulp contains vital nerves and blood vessels that become infected when bacteria invade it. Bacteria and inflammation are often introduced through a cavity, fracture, or injury. If an infection is left untreated, it can travel throughout the tooth and cause a painful abscess.

Some symptoms of an affected tooth include:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain with biting
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing or severe pain

Advantages of a Saving Your Tooth

  • Efficient chewing
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or stain
  • Natural appearance
  • Maintain normal biting force and sensations

Stages of Root Canal Therapy:

  • The tooth is numbed for your comfort. An opening is made through the crown and the nerve is removed
  • Each canal is then cleaned and shaped, so it can be filled. Medicine may be placed in the tooth
  • The canals are filled with a rubber-like material to seal them
  • The tooth is restored with a dental restoration (usually a dental crown) to strengthen it

Call Us Today!

(773) 295-7087

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Our Services


Emergency Root Canals

Specialized Root Canal Treatments

Diagnosis of Tooth Decay and Infections

Tooth-Saving Expertise

"Excelente atención, cuentan con un personal muy amable."

Miriam O, 01/13/2024

"Dr.O was Awesome. Had a root canal done today. Didn’t feel a thing. I go back in 2 weeks, hopefully nothing but greatness! I was really nervous due to other people telling me about their experiences with root canals. This is my 1st time here, hopefully my new dentist.

Yolanda R, 01/05/2024

"I couldn't be any happier with my experience at West Town Dental. I arrived about 15 mins before my appointment and was already being seen about 10 mins before my scheduled time. Dr. Ogando took care of 4 fillings I needed. He was extremely kind and easy to talk with. He answered any and all questions I had. The hygienist, Sky, gave me an amazing cleaning and was an artist with her tools. Super impressed by the kindness of all the staff and highly recommend."

Tom Drake, Age 87

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(773) 252-5772

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Open Hours

Mon, Tue: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun: Closed


1229 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL 60622-2204