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Root Canal

Tooth sensitivity can make eating your favorite foods a painful experience, and persistent pain can dull life's greatest moments.

A root canal can restore your teeth to a state of prime health. Say goodbye to daily discomfort, sensitivity, and dental pain.

Dr. Al-Sabek is an endodontist in Orland Park, IL, who can provide you with a virtually painless root canal.

When is Root Canal Treatment Needed? Root Canal Vs. Filling

While minor cavities require a filling for treatment, an advanced cavity that has infected the nerves and blood vessels (pulp) within your tooth will require a root canal. During the root canal treatment, the pulp is completely removed in order to preserve the hard exterior of the tooth, which is then crowned to prevent further damage. 

Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

What Signs Indicate the Need for a Root Canal treatment?

Sensitive Teeth

Eating a cold bowl of ice cream or a hot bowl of soup can lead to a sharp pain or a dull ache in your tooth.

Consistent Pain

Pain may disappear for hours or days, but if it keeps returning, it's time to see a dentist.

Swollen Gums

Swelling around the infected tooth can be caused by a buildup of waste around the dead pulp tissue.

Tooth Discoloration

Bacteria in the pulp of your tooth can result in a grey-black discoloration of the infected tooth.

The Step-by-Step Process of a Root Canal Procedure 

From beginning to end, here is what you can expect when undergoing a root canal at Premier Dental and Implant Center:

Unlike a traditional dentist, Dr. Al-Sabek has undergone special training in root canals.
Unlike a traditional dentist, Dr. Al-Sabek has undergone special training in root canals.


Dr. Al-Sabek will inspect the area of concern to see if a root canal is the best treatment option.

Making the Patient Comfortable

We will provide local anesthesia at the treatment site. We aim to make the root canal procedure a virtually painless experience, and if you want sedation, please let us know.

Removing Infected Pulp

The endodontist completely removes the pulp within the decaying tooth. This eliminates the bacteria that caused the infection, creating a clean slate.

Filling the Tooth

After the infection is removed, the endodontist replaces the pulp with a rubber-like substance and seals the access point. Finally, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth.

Applying the Crown

A root canal is a two-appoint process. By your second appointment, a permanent crown will be placed over your new tooth. You're all done!

Root Canal Infection Take a closer look at a root canal infection.

Illustration of how the tooth pulp becomes infected with bacteria forming an abscess, infection spreading to the bloodstream, and plaque destroying the tooth enamel and dentin leading to root canal infection

"Honestly Best Dentist I’ve Ever Been to Hands Down!"

Our client testimonials speak to the level of care and consistency you'll find at Premier Dental and Implant Center in Orland Park, IL.


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Honestly best dentist I’ve ever been to hands down! I have had fillings, root canals, and crowns and I’m lucky I came to this establishment. 

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Tracie McDaniel


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My 19 year old daughter is a very anxious dental patient. From the moment we came for the consult through the procedure and follow up, she was comfortable and we felt well taken care of...

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Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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