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 a compromised tooth to a state of prime health. Say goodbye to daily discomfort, sensitivity, and dental pain.

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

Suffering From
Tooth Pain?


Our dental office in Orland Park offers a 24/7 appointment system so you can be seen sooner. If you are dealing with a painful tooth, inflamed gums, an abscess, or another uncomfortable dental issue, you may need a root canal right away.

When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed? Root Canals vs. Fillings

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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, the most common form of endodontic treatment. During root canal treatment, the pulp is completely removed in order to eliminate the infection and preserve the hard exterior of the tooth, which may need a dental crown to prevent further damage. 

Key Symptoms Of a Root Canal Infection

Which signs indicate the need for root canal treatment?

Sensitive Teeth

Eating a cold ice cream cone 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.

Inflamed 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 grayish or brownish hue. 

Pimples Along the Gums

The bacteria from tooth decay can lead to abscesses along the gums. These abscesses often look like small pimples.

Chronic Bad Breath

Bad breath that persists after brushing and using mouthwash may indicate the presence of an endodontic infection.

Loose Teeth

Teeth can shift if the surrounding gums and underlying jawbone are infected. If you notice a loose tooth, contact your dentist for an examination as soon as possible.

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 especially serious if you have diabetes or other autoimmune issues.

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 in Orland Park, IL, to book a consultation.

(708) 873-9709

Premier Dental & Implant Center

Always Putting Your Comfort and Oral Health First A Satisfied Patient from Orland Park, IL

"Had a double root canal done. Was a bit nervous as it was my first time having a root canal done. They put me at ease, very little pain. (Most of that pain was during recovery, and aspirin took the pain away.) Couldn't ask for a better experience!" Jon Kasuboski

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

Root canal treatment typically costs between $900 and $1,200 at our practice. Your final price will depend on your unique dental needs, including the number of treated teeth, the size and location of the teeth, and whether you receive sedation for the procedure.

Most dental insurance plans provide coverage for root canal treatment, which can significantly reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket costs. We accept many types of insurance and can help you file a claim to ensure you're making the most of your benefits.

If you are uninsured or need help with costs not covered by your dental insurance, know that we accept financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit offers healthcare loans with little or no interest, repayable in manageable monthly installments.

Aren't Root Canals Painful?

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No! It is a common misconception that root canals are painful. Thanks to modern tools and techniques, many patients now report that root canal treatment is no more painful than having a filling placed.

Before your root canal treatment begins, your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic. This ensures you do not feel any pain. If you have dental anxiety, sensitive teeth, or if you simply need an extra level of assurance, 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, prescribed by your dentist, about an hour before your procedure. This will help you feel comfortable during treatment. You will be groggy and unable to drive afterwards, so you will need a responsible adult to take you home.

IV Sedation

  • This type of sedation is administered through an IV line. You will feel the effects almost immediately and enter a state of "twilight sleep." Like oral conscious sedation, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home following treatment.

Get the Dental Care You Need From Experienced Dentists You Can Trust

You don't have to tolerate persistent dental pain or risk a more serious health issue by avoiding root canal treatment. Our dentists are here to help. By working with a skilled endodontist, an infected tooth can be saved.

Premier Dental & Implant Center can provide answers to your questions about cost, insurance, pain management, and more. To set up an appointment, contact our dental office in Orland Park, IL.

(708) 873-9709

Smiling root canal patient

Virtually Pain-Free
Root Canal Treatment
We Make Your Comfort the Priority

"This Practice is wonderful, they have a professional to cover all of your dental issues.  Just completed a dental implant, virtually pain free and each step was handled with great care.  Veronica gave me a dental cleaning today, best ever, thanks to your wonderful staff!" Jan

The Root Canal Procedure Step by Step

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

Dr. Al-Sabek is an endodontist, not just a regular dentist. He has undergone three additional years of special training to treat issues of the dental pulp, including root canal infections.
Dr. Al-Sabek is an endodontist, not just a regular dentist. He has undergone three additional years of special training to treat issues of the dental pulp, including root canal infections.


Dr. Al-Sabek will conduct a