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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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The Truth About Root Canal Treatment
For generations, root canal treatment has received a bad rap...

Quiz Yourself on Root Canal Treatment: How Much Do You Know?
... True False Root canal treatment is a very painful experience...

Can A Root Canal Save My Tooth?
...Root canal treatment is typically performed by general dentists who have taken specialized training or by endodontists, dentists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of root canal problems...

Christie Brinkley's Tips on Tooth Whitening
... An internal or non-vital approach where the tooth is whitened from the inside during a root canal treatment...

Ways You Can Minimize Tooth Sensitivity
...If the pain is severe and constant, it may be possible that the pulpal tissue containing the nerves in your tooth are inflamed and you may need a root canal treatment to relieve your pain and save the tooth...

Four Questions About Treating Traumatic Injuries to Teeth
...” After a tooth is replaced in its socket and stabilized, root canal treatment is often needed...

Take a New Look at Root Canal Treatment
... Why would you need root canal treatment...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
... Exactly what is root canal treatment...

Dental Services
... Dental Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry, improve your smile today Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Emergency Dentistry, visit River Forest Dental Studio for emergency dental care Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again DENTSPLY's MTM Clear Aligner, to move teeth gently in place Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...While your general dentist can perform basic root canal treatments, an endodontist has the added knowledge and equipment to treat more difficult cases...

Do you need Simple Tooth Removal or Surgery? It Depends on a few Factors
...If the roots themselves are unhealthy and brittle from previous injury or a root canal treatment, they can fracture into smaller pieces during removal...

Lasers Beginning to Change Some Root Canal Procedures
... For decades now, the best way to save teeth in this condition is with root canal treatment...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...If the injury extends into the tooth’s inner pulp tissue, root canal treatment will be needed...

Dental Crowns & How They Can Help Your Smile
...Crowns are commonly recommended for: In cases of severe tooth decay where the cavity is too large to be treated with a filling Reinforce a cracked tooth to prevent further fracturing Part of a dental implant After root canal treatment To cover a stained or misshapen tooth Find a Dentist in River Forest, IL If you have been living with cosmetic damage or oral health problems like tooth decay or tooth loss, dental crowns can help to restore and improve your smile in just a few office visits...

An Infected or Injured Primary Tooth Can Be Saved - but it's Complicated
...If it were an adult tooth, the best course might be a root canal treatment: access the pulp, clear out the diseased tissue, and then fill the space with a special filling...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Don't Ignore Tooth Pain - You May Need a Root Canal
...If decay reaches the tooth interior, the best course of action is usually a root canal treatment...

Regardless of What You've Seen Online, Don't Fear a Root Canal Treatment
...Case in point: there’s an idea floating on the World Wide Web that root canal treatments cause cancer...

Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

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