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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.

Suffering From Tooth Pain?

Our Orland Park, IL, dental practice offers a 24/7 appointment system so you can be seen sooner. If you are suffering from tooth pain, call us to schedule an emergency exam today.

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

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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.

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

The pulp becomes infected. Plaque builds up and destroys the enamel and dentin. Bacteria forms an abscess. Infection can spread to the bloodstream.

Don't Ignore the Symptoms Call our Orland Park practice today.

If you are experiencing symptoms of an infection, it is best to treat it as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading. If left untreated, further oral health complications can occur. These infections can be worse if you have diabetes or other autoimmune issues and put your overall health at risk. Don't wait or ignore the symptoms. If you believe you have an infection and need root canal treatment, contact us using our online form or call us to schedule a consultation.

(708) 873-9709

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The best experience ever. I hated dentists all of my life. However, this experience was a positive experience. I'm definitely going to revisit their office and make them my official dentist. Im blessed.

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This is my second time here and I have to say, as nervous as I was, everyone here put my mind at ease and made my experience so much better then I could have hoped for...absolutely recommend!

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Root Canal Costs


The cost of a root canal at our Orland Park dental practice ranges from $900 to $1200. This varies depending on your unique dental needs and how many teeth are affected. Our practice accepts more insurances to reduce or even eliminate out-of-pocket costs for your root canal. We also offer CareCredit® financing to help those without insurance or to cover costs not covered by your dental insurance. Contact us to learn more about our financing options.

See How Root Canal Treatment Is Performed

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!

Aren't Root Canals Painful?

No. It is a common misconception that root canals are painful. Your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic before your root canal treatment begins. This ensures you do not feel any pain. If you have dental anxiety or phobia, or you simply need an extra level of comfort care, our Orland Park, IL, dental practice offers sedation options to help ensure maximum comfort during treatment. Our sedation options include:

Oral Conscious Sedation

  • This method involves taking an oral sedative about an hour before your procedure. This will help you feel comfortable during treatment. You will be groggy and unable to drive, so you will need a responsible adult to take you home.

IV Sedation

  • This type of sedation is given via an IV. You will feel the effects almost immediately. Like oral conscious sedation, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home following treatment.

"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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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 Academy of Periodontology
  • 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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