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Oral Surgery Dentistry in Skokie, IL

Root Canal

When faced with cavities, the primary goal at Sili Smiles is to “save your natural tooth” whenever possible. One of the tools we use to avoid extraction is endodontic therapy, most commonly known as a “root canal.” When the inside of a tooth becomes infected, it will eventually abscess or need extraction if not treated with a root canal. When appropriate, a root canal can help you keep your tooth and prevent painful and dangerous oral infections.

Here are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal:

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples on the gums
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen or tender gums

If you are in pain and think it might be an infected or abscessed tooth, don’t hesitate to contact our office today so we can provide the relief and treatment you need!


Your child may need to have a tooth extracted. Most often, extractions are indicated due to infection or for orthodontic purposes. Our Doctors will review your child’s needs and discuss treatment options with you.