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
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 90 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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Patient Review By Karen H.

I had a Root canal for cracked tooth that would not otherwise be easily diagnosed because isn’t visible to naked eye or on X-ray. Midwest was able to save the tooth and ease pain. I didn’t feel ANYthing during the procedure (including the dreaded Novocain shot). Everything Dr. Hosein did was explained in detail before, during & after. What sets this group apart is the level of skill/ ability to save teeth/ their techniques and technology and compassion for patients. Truly remarkable/ don’t see much anymore in healthcare industry.

- Karen H.

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Patient Review By Richard B

I always heard horror stories about the root canal procedure and went into this with a lot of anxiety. I was not at all familiar with this practice or the procedure, and I couldn't believe how painlessly and comfortable the procedure went. The entire staff was great! I hope I never need another one, but if I do, it will be performed by this office.

- Richard B

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Patient Review By Fred W

This was really a great experience. Dr. Benjamin and his staff took plenty of time diagnosing my pain so that they treated the exact problem--no hit and miss. He figured it out correctly and treated me promptly. The procedure was less painful than expected and brought great relief. The staff is super nice and efficient as well. Very friendly and professional. Great people!

- Fred W

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Patient Review By Chris M

Posting on behalf of my disabled brother who has had a horrific dental history. Dr. Fabian Hosein reviewed his case meticulously, advised a practical treatment plan but most importantly has provided premium care and concern for my brothers welfare over the past 15 months. He’s been able to save four teeth (so far!) with the retreatment of root canals w/ chronic infections that otherwise he would have lost with his expertise. Not once did my brother flinch in pain. Matter of fact, my brother asks when he gets to see Fabian next— he knows it will lead to him feeling better. Midwest Endo has changed the quality of life and health for my brother and has the compassion and concern not often seen anymore with health providers.

- Chris M

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Patient Review By Jan N

I had to have an immediate root canal...2 of them actually. This wasn't my first root canal with Dr. Hosein, so I knew what to expect. I was only nervous about the consult to find out which tooth needed treatment. That was the only painful part. The actual procedure was a breeze and pain free. I have a hard time getting numb, but Dr. Hosein doesn't have a problem at all. I think the whole procedure took about an hour from start to finish. The next day I was pain free from the tooth problems. I have also used Dr. Benjamin in the past. That experience was great too. That staff is also very friendly and helpful.

- Jan N

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Patient Review By Barbara C

To do a root canal Dr. Hosein had to drill through a bridge and a wisdom tooth. I was very anxious prior to the procedure, since we were getting ready to leave the country for several months and I was worried about infection and about subsequent pain. The staff couldn’t have been more kind. I’d had one previous root canal with a different doctor, and even though this was a more complicated procedure, the whole experience was vastly better. Thank you Dr. Hosein, from sunny Portugal! It’s so nice to eat different foods (and drink different wines) and not be in any pain at all.

- Barbara C

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Patient Review By Vicki G

Dr. Fabian and his staff were so kind and gentle with me. I was extremely nervous about having a root canal and they asked me about my fears and reassured me everything would be fine. They have a TV on the ceiling for you to watch and also noise-canceling headphones. I highly recommend this office and if I need a root canal in the future, I wouldn't consider going anywhere but here. They are AMAZING!!

- Vicki G

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Patient Review By Bruce S

I was thankful the whole experience was quick and take home instructions explained thoroughly. They focused on patient comfort using latest technology, TV on the ceiling to redirect your thoughts, and procedure was much smoother than my experience about 10 years ago at another facility

- Bruce S

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Patient Review By Tom S

If you are to have a Root Canal done, I couldn't recommend this place more. They did an OUTSTANDING job. Have you ever went to the dentist a barley feel the shots? I was afraid to have the shots in the roof of my mouth and boy, I was pleasantly surprised at how much it DIDN'T HURT. If I didn't have the temp filling in the back of my crown, I would never know I had a Root Canal. My tooth never hurt at all last night and today, no pain at all. Very pleased with the service and treatment received here. I will be recommending them to anyone that needs a Root Canal.

- Tom S

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Patient Review By Melissa A

Dr. Fabian & his staff got us in right away after our son’s accident. They even worked through their lunch to give our son the best care...extremely kind and responsive w/ a sense of urgency as if they were caring for their own child!! Outstandingly wonderful job, Dr. Fabian and his staff!!

- Melissa A

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Patient Review By Kate S

I need to begin this review with a huge THANK YOU to all involved in my care today at Midwest Endodontic Specialists, Ltd. I have so many positive things to say about my experience from the initial phone call to be seen (as my tooth was throbbing) to the procedure itself. The willingness to help and professionalism of the doctors and staff was exceptional! Being able to complete the required paperwork online prior to the appointment was an added bonus. Additionally, as mentioned in other reviews, the attention to detail for the patient's comfort and care was outstanding! As this was my first experience at an Endodontist, I did not know what to expect but Dr. Benjamin and staff calmly explained to me what they were doing as they progressed through the procedure. I am amazed that it was so painless. Thanks again for taking away my pain and making my day! If you are ever in need of a root canal, do not hesitate to call Midwest Endodontic Specialist, Ltd.

- Kate S

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Patient Review By Terri R

I was so nervous going into the office for my root canal. The staff greeted me as soon as I came in and were very professional and helpful during the entire visit. Dr. Benjamin was so nice and explained every detail. I cannot say enough of how pleasant the entire procedure went. Thank you for taking good care of me!

- Terri R

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Patient Review By Gary M

I highly recommend this facility to those of you like myself suffer in pain because of your high anxiety. They take there time make sure you are comfortable by adding things such as aroma therapy,silencing headphones as well as cold wash cloths . So please don't suffer if your teeth have issues and your scared they will take very good care of you, and I can attest to that, as being a very high anxiety and nervous person.

- Gary M

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