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 therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation


Midwest Endodontic Specialists LTD

5 out of 5 stars based on 83 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Cheri H

Dental work in general gives me a bit of anxiety and I am sure I am not alone. At 51 my warranty seems to have expired on some things including that saucy minx of a tooth #30. Here's the good news! A root canal with Dr. Benjamin was truly nothing, I repeat nothing to be afraid of. I was unique in the case that I had to wait through 2 covid exposures, a case of tmj, an unexpected trip out of town and another appointment to the dentist before getting to Midwest Endodontic. Their front desk staff including Tina were all gems. They checked in with a cancellation possibility and Dr. Benjamin even called me to be sure that I had all that I needed and was ok during my wait. By the time I got there I trusted them to have my best interest at heart and was good to go. With hgtv playing on the ceiling, headphones in my ears and sunglasses covering my eyes, the time in the chair was really so much better than I could have ever anticipated. Thank you Dr. Benjamin and his assistant Kili. Sincerely, thank you. I am so relived to have this root canal done and to know should I have to have another, you are around to take care of me. A necessary bit of life are these dental procedures. I put on my big girl pants, walked on in to their office and was leaving within an hour. I am confident you would do the same. Unless you are a man then don't put on your big girls pants but go none the less. πŸ™‚ Bless πŸ™‚

- Cheri H

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Patient Review By Linda F

Having a root canal done can become very stressful when you think of what the procedure entails. I was quickly and painlessly numbed then in just an hour I was out the door with the procedure completed. Jamie had everything ready for when Dr. Benjamin came in to do the procedure. They both made the procedure quick and I was happy to be in no pain. Alex at the front desk was very professional and I would recommend Midwest Endodontic Specialist, Ltd. to anybody who needs dental work.

- Linda F

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Patient Review By PAMELA L

I have a real fear of anyone working on my teeth, but let me tell you the office staff is awesome, and Dr. Fabian was awesome. If I need more work done on my teeth, I will return to this office, and request Dr. Fabian. Thanks to all of you for making my experience as easy as possible.

- PAMELA L

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Patient Review By Sharon R

This was my first root canal and I was very apprehensive. The procedure was not bad at all. I had no pain during or after the procedure. Dr Benjamin and staff were very nice and professional. I would definitely recommend them.

- Sharon R

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Patient Review By Karen R

I was apprehensive about having a root canal, but it turned out to be one of the easiest dental procedures I've ever had. I had absolutely no pain during the procedure or after. I was expecting discomfort to occur after the numbness wore off, but had none. Dr. Benjamin did a fantastic job along with his assistant, Caitlin. They worked quickly and flawlessly together. Also, the front desk clerk, Alex, took care of submitting my insurance promptly and was very friendly. Don't let the words, "root canal" scare you. They have mastered their craft into a painless experience. My thanks to everyone at Midwest Endodontic Specialists, Ltd.

- Karen R

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Patient Review By J.Bradley P

I am SO glad to have Dr.'s Fabian Hosein & Stephen Benjamin available here in my home town of Peoria,Il. I am very much "at ease" when I am in their care. I would have never guessed I could have root canal therapy performed while I watched a movie with cordless headphones.........Where else could one go & have this much fun!

- J.Bradley P

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Patient Review By Teri D

Having a root canal was not on my bucket list, but Midwest Endo certainly made my first experience pain-free and anxiety-free. Dr. Fabian and Caitlin were extremely skilled and unbelievably fast...the whole procedure from start to finish was over in less than an hour...and Alex was efficient and professional in answering my many questions. Nikki was amazing and I can't thank her enough for going above and beyond to help and guide me throughout the entire process, she is the best!

- Teri D

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Patient Review By Janet W

The staff was very professional and courteous. I have never had a more positive experience with the staff and Dr. Fabian was the most excellent Dr. The staff made me feel at ease. Thank you Dr. Fabian and Kili for taking excellent care of me while in the chair! Thank you Nikki and Alex at the front desk for your professionalism and promptness! I would recommend this facility to everyone. I was in and out with a root canal with little to no pain in an hour and they didn't even mess up my lipstick. πŸ™‚

- Janet W

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Patient Review By Jeanie R

The overall atmosphere in the office was one of efficiency with consideration and care to the patient's needs. I was fifteen minutes early for my appointment. They were ready for me when I walked through the door. The entire process took no more than 45 minutes. My last root canal was close to 20 years ago. The equipment has improved dramatically since then. I have always been a little freaked out by dental drilling sounds. I appreciated being able to watch TV with headphones while the root canal was happening. The earphones muffled the outside noises and I was completely relaxed.

- Jeanie R

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Patient Review By Jenny O

Everyone from Nikki at the front desk to Jamie in clinical were so helpful from the beginning of my visit to the end. Everyone was so accommodating and my procedure was painless! Thank you all for your great work you do. Thank you again Dr. Hosein!!

- Jenny O

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Patient Review By Marcy N

I have anxiety with dental procedures.. Dr Benjamin explained everything well, kept me informed of the progress as he worked, told me how long things would last, and I did not feel anything!!! Even the 3 injections, including 1 in roof of my mouth. He is very skilled, kind ...wonderful!! Definitely recommend him/them. (Both Dr's are excellent) . The entire staff happily answered all my questions.. and his assistant, Kili, was more than happy to fulfill my requests (for music, for letting me sit up vs lay back while waiting for the novicaine to take effect , etc) great people!!! It is very obvious they love what they do... very compassionate. Thank you, Dr Benjamin & staff!

- Marcy N

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Patient Review By Patricia W

This office was CLOSED, and yet they opened on a Saturday afternoon because I was in pain - Who does that these days ? Dr Benjamin was excellent and Julie too - compassionate - no pain at all ! I highly recommend them to everyone! You don’t find a business anymore like this one that goes beyond like they did !

- Patricia W

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Patient Review By Robin P

Staff was very nice Dr. Fabian explained everything to me before and after the procedure which I appreciate. First time having a root canal and I was very nervous but I never felt a thing. No pain and very comfortable throughout the process.

- Robin P

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Patient Review By Mica L

Amazing care. I was comfortable the whole time thanks to Dr.Fabian. Nikki and tabetha were also so friendly!!

- Mica L

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Patient Review By Jenny V

In any case of emergency need or general endodontic care you must see Dr. Hosein. The office runs with great efficiency and is quite sensitive to your families wellbeing. I appreciate the prompt assistance to check my insurance benefit to further prepare for the visit.

- Jenny V

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Patient Review By Darlene B

I had Tabetha and Alex with me when I had my root canal done. I was very skeptical when I got there because I thought I would be bored with it all. But I was pleasantly surprised. They made me relax and the whole thing was easy and did not take long at all. I love the music atmosphere and could have watched something on Netflix with the tv on the ceiling. That was so cool. But I loved the music station and went with that. It was a good experience. Thank you Tabetha and Alex.

- Darlene B

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Patient Review By Elizabeth Q

From the moment I walked into the door to the moment I walked out was above and beyond service. No one should ever be scared of a root canal, especially if they go to Midwest endodontics! Everything ran smoothly and every single member of the staff displayed over the top professionalism, customer service, and quality care. They even had a TV on the ceiling with noise-canceling headphones and I almost fell asleep. If you need a root canal, Dr. Ben is your man and Midwest Endodontics is your place!!!

- Elizabeth Q

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Patient Review By Larry S

I had only had one other root canal in my life (not by this group) to compare. At this office there was no pain and I have very sensitive teeth. Very kind very efficient . I cant thank you enough. I highly recommend this group.

- Larry S

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Patient Review By Joy S

Caitlin and Nikki were awesome. Very caring and very knowledgeable! Just so nice and made me feel at ease...I was very very anxious about having this procedure. Dr. Fabian was also Awesome! Kind, caring, explained everything and I was not in pain at all during the procedure. Had earphones on and watched TV. Just close your eyes and pretend you are home laying on your couch watching TV and before you know it ... it's all done!

- Joy S

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Patient Review By Tom D

I was most impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail. The entire staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable at all times. Dr. Benjamin was very informative and answered all questions to my satisfaction both before and after the procedure. Dr. Benjamin also kept me informed of our progress during the entire procedure.

- Tom D

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