Root Canal Therapy

A smiling couple illustrates how Dr. Lakota takes the anxiety out of Root Canal treatment at his Naperville practice.

Root Canals That Alleviate Pain – Not Causing it

A common misconception about root canals is that they create pain. However, the purpose of a root canal is to actually take away pain–both present and future pain. Dr. Mike Lakota aims to make treating any root canal in his Naperville and Shorewood offices as painless as possible. “Most patients enter our office with a sore tooth because of an infected root canal.” Dr. Lakota quips, “But if you come into my office with pain, you’re likely leave with little to no pain.”

If the decay in a tooth reaches the nerve center of the root, the infected nerve will need to be removed. Doing so will save the damaged tooth and a crown will make the tooth functional again, completing the restoration. Dr. Lakota is always as gentle as possible during any root canal procedure. So much so that many patients don’t even know they’ve had a root canal until after he’s told them!

Dr. Lakota and his talented team are happy to answer any questions you may have about your root canal in Naperville. Contact Dr. Lakota today to find out exactly how painless this procedure can be!