Some people hear the words “root canal” and immediately feel a sense of fear and anxiety. This is probably caused by stories they’ve heard from older friends and relatives who endured the procedure years ago.

These days, root canal treatment is no longer the lengthy, painful procedure that it was in the past. Why is this treatment sometimes necessary? Your teeth’s “pulp” (the inside part of a tooth) can become infected or inflamed, causing swelling and pain. This is often caused by deep cavities, cracks, breaks, or other injuries.

When the pulp becomes diseased, root canal treatment is necessary to remove the pulp and help save the tooth. At Michael R. Errico DDS, FAGD, FICOI, PC & Associates, we provide professional treatment that cause little or no discomfort at all, often in only one visit.

Of course, detecting any damage to the pulp before it becomes a major problem is the best course of action, so schedule your next dental checkup with Dr. Errico today by calling 847-788-0808 or visiting

Our dental office is located at 3315 Algonquin Rd., Suite 105, in Rolling Meadows. Dr. Errico welcomes patients from all over the northwest Chicago suburbs, including Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, and Wheeling. Are you a new patient? Visit to fill out our convenient New Patient forms.

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