Root Canal Therapy in Peoria & Galesburg IL

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million times every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.

Symptoms of a Root Canal

Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.

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Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.


Midwest Endodontic Specialists LTD

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Patient Review By Kathy V

Fast, efficient and professional . Made me very comfortable and let me know when we were towards the end of procedure.

- Kathy V

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Patient Review By Ellen B

Dr. Fabian is a highly-skilled professional. I was nervous before the root canal because my root has a curl. He did a wonderful job, quickly with minimal discomfort. I'm so grateful to not be in constant pain any more! The procedure went very smoothly and the recovery has been easy.

- Ellen B

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Patient Review By Kerrie

Dr. Fabian and his assistant Tabetha were wonderful. Dr. Fabian explained everything very clearly and the root canal went smoothly. Nikki at the front desk was very accommodating and nice to work with. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

- Kerrie

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Patient Review By Julie P

First root canal at age 61! It was an easy and pain free experience! I was able to watch tv on the ceiling while it was being done. It was absolutely pain free and an excellent experience! Dr. Benjamin was careful to make sure I was ok and pain free during the entire procedure. Tabitha the assistant was also, as well, attentive to me to make sure I was comfortable. The front desk staff, James, was friendly and easy to deal with! If I ever have to get another Root Canal, it will be here. They are Wonderful!

- Julie P

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Patient Review By Tammy H

I was very nervous. They explained exactly what the procedure would consist of. Kept me totally pain-free. I recommend them to anyone needing a root canal. My doctor was Dr. Benjamin and assistant Caitlin.

- Tammy H

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Patient Review By Jen D

I was so nervous at first. After not even feeling any of the shots.....I was much more calm. There was no pain. Everything was explained to me. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Dr. Benjamin is a true asset to the medical community in Peoria. If you need a root canal, try to relax and go see Dr. Benjamin!!

- Jen D

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Patient Review By Pam K

Dr Hosein is an exceptional Dentist. He and his assistant Caitlin explained the process and procedure very well. My case was a bit out of the norm. I felt at ease and in excellent care. Painless and efficient root canal therapy. Each member of staff is friendly and professional. Caitlin was especially attentive to any questions I had. Nikki at the reception desk was a great help in scheduling my next procedure and with insurance questions. Thank you all for your expertise.

- Pam K

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Patient Review By Ami J

I’m writing a review while I’m still very numb. Dr. Fabian, Kili his assistant, and Nikki in reception were all very patient, helpful and reassuring in the initial consultation and todays procedure. I felt Dr. Fabian was very thorough and took extra care to make sure I was completely numb and comfortable before doing the procedure. He said it would be no worse than a cavity filling, except a slightly longer time frame, as I had two teeth that had root canal therapy. Watching tv with headphones definitely was a welcome distraction during the procedure. And I was done in no time. I would recommend this office if you are very nervous about having this sort of dental work done. Thank you!

- Ami J

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Patient Review By John H

I would highly recommend Midwest for the services provided by them. They care, and the know what they're doing!

- John H

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Patient Review By Dave P

Amazing office - in addition to extraordinary endodontic knowledge and skill, Dr B and staff (Jamie and James) have shown us such compassion. They have gone above and beyond in a very complicated circumstance - currently in the process of multiple root canals and have complete trust and comfort in their care. We feel blessed to have this level of expertise and care in our local community.

- Dave P

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Patient Review By Abby H

Dr. Benjamin is so kind and helpful with my anxiousness during the last three root canals. Thank you for explaining things as your proceed. After experiencing numerous other Entodintist’s, I am so thankful to have him!

- Abby H

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Patient Review By Jan L.

I highly recommend this group. They made me feel so comfortable and did an excellent job.

- Jan L.

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Patient Review By Leslie M

Staff & Doctor Fabian are professional and compassionate with someone like me who fears any dental procedure. I felt as comfortable as possible during my root canal.

- Leslie M

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Patient Review By Anita

I am very nervous at the dentist and they made the experience so easy and absolutely no pain!

- Anita

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Patient Review By Amy D

Dr. Benjamin and his staff are amazing. Getting this root canal was easier than getting a filling done! No pain. Dr. Benjamin gave me the shot to get numb, and I hardly felt it. He is awesome. His assistant Kili was so nice and made me feel so comfortable. She offered for me to watch Netflix while I had my work done. The tv is on the ceiling so it was perfect. Tina greeted me by name when I walked in and had a smile on her face. Everyone is so happy here.

- Amy D

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Patient Review By Monica R

My 18 yr old granddaughter needed 4 root canals in October and November 2022 and had not been to a dentist for 6 years. She was very fearful and is sensitive to high levels of auditory and visual stimulation. Dr. Benjamin and his staff were especially careful to explain each step to her and to check how she was feeling as the procedures progressed. Pre-op medication was provided to reduce anxiety. They grouped the procedures to complete two root canals at each visit. I was allowed to stay in the room most of the time and to hold her hand when needed. I would not go anywhere else for endodontist care. I am thrilled that my granddaughter is without pain and that her crowns were fitted perfectly at follow up with our dentist given the prep that Dr. Benjamin did.

- Monica R

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Patient Review By Sharon H

If you need an endodontic specialist they are highly recommended!

- Sharon H

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Patient Review By Julie S

I had a scheduled root canal with Dr. Fabian. Checking in with Nikki was very easy, she made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in. My appointment was at 1:00, I arrived at 12:50 and was out of the chair by 1:40. Kili was Dr. Fabian's assistant and was very reassuring from the time I sat in the chair until the procedure was finished. She was very proficient, she and Dr. are a very good team. Dr. Fabian was wonderful, I cannot say enough how reassuring he is and makes you feel at ease. I chose to return to this office as Dr. Fabian and his staff were so very helpful to my daughter when she had to have endo treatment years ago and will recommend them to anyone who needs to see an Endodontist.

- Julie S

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Patient Review By Kari S

Nikki Haley also did a fabulous job at going over all of my insurance questions and explaining billing. She was kind, thorough and understanding of my needs as it related to insurance and billing. I highly recommend Midwest Endo!

- Kari S

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Patient Review By Kent B

I have another appointment coming soon,and, this sounds weird but I'm actually looking forward to it. Not only because I know I'll get treated very well but also because these are quality professionals.

- Kent B

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