Dr. Martin J. Rogers, DDS | Dr. Matthew C. Davis, DDS
Dr. Timothy J. Rogers, DDS, MS | Dr. Paulina Erdle, DMD
(847) 729-8400 | Fax (847) 729-8408
1775 Glenview Road #217, Glenview, IL 60025

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COVID-19:

Our specialty of Endodontics is focused on providing care to those patients with dental pain and/or infections. We at Best Endodontics of Glenview will be open to seeing those patients with emergent or urgent care needs. Closing our office or turning away patients who have dental pain and/or infection would not only be unethical but unconscionable. This also serves to keep patients with dental issues out of hospitals and emergency care clinics. Our protocol is in agreement with the American Dental Association’s and Illinois State Dental Society’s current COVID-19 treatment guidelines.

To ensure the safety of our patients, family members, communities, and dental team members, our office will continue to provide proper OSHA infection control protocols (handwashing, hand sanitizing, gloves, masks, etc.), with additional efforts of thorough disinfection of common areas, and maintaining social distance in the waiting rooms. We will see only patients who are in need of urgent or emergent care through Tuesday, March 31, or until further notice depending on the pandemic situation surrounding COVID-19.


Apicoectomy (Endodontic Microsurgery)

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Endodontic microsurgery may be the best treatment option if a previously root canal treated tooth exhibits signs or symptoms of persistent or recurrent infection. Root canal treatment has a very high rate of success, but as with other medical or dental procedures, infection or inflammation may persist or recur despite our best efforts. Your endodontist may be able to provide insight into potential causes and how they may be corrected. Although root canal retreatment is usually the more conservative, preferred treatment option for a persistent infection, endodontic microsurgery has some advantages in certain situations. We will discuss treatment options with you to help determine which procedure is right for you. Endodontic microsurgery will not be performed at the initial consultation visit and will therefore require a second appointment for the procedure.

The most common endodontic surgery is called root-end resection or apicoectomy. After profound local anesthetic is achieved, a small incision is made near the gum-line and the gum tissue is temporarily moved in order to gain access to the inflamed or infected area. The tip of the root is removed, cleaned with an ultrasonic instrument, and a root-end filling is placed to seal the canal. Finally, a few stitches are placed to allow the gum tissue to properly heal.

A follow-up appointment is required to remove the sutures and evaluate healing.

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